Snowflake Nation

The moral panic over so-called critical race theory shows who is really trying to create a safe space

For years conservatives mocked the concept of “trigger warnings” or “safe spaces” in academic settings, triumphantly declaring that education was meant to introduce new and potentially challenging ideas.

Volumes of column inches were devoted to pushing back against the idea that students don’t have a right to be comfortable for every minute of the school day. But over the last several months, conservatives…