Well this was refreshing.
President Obama, during the commencement address at the historically black Howard University in Washington, said Saturday that liberal students should let others into their safe spaces:
So don’t try to shut folks out, don’t try to shut them down, no matter how much you might disagree with them. There’s been a trend around the country of trying to get colleges to disinvite speakers with a different point of view, or disrupt a politician’s rally. Don’t do that — no matter how ridiculous or offensive you might find the things that come out of their mouths . . . Let them talk. Let them talk. If you don’t, you just make them a victim, and then they can avoid accountability.
Of course, Obama couldn’t resist castigating those who disagree with him, justifying the acceptance of opposing views by characterizing it as an opportunity to tear people down.
“As my grandmother used to tell me, ‘Every time a fool speaking they are just advertising their own ignorance,'” he said, although he added as an aside, “If the other side has a point, learn from them.”
Advice the president himself might have wanted to occasionally heed.
H/T Washington Examiner.