Colleges Introduce Ball Pits for Infantilized Students

Colleges Introduce Ball Pits for Infantilized Students

The latest fad on increasingly infantilized college campuses is ball pits:

Saint Mary’s College of California will bring a ball pit to campus on Oct. 3, as part of its Mental Health Awareness and Campus of Caring Week.

This is not a bizarre aberration, but part of a growing trend.

Last semester, the University of Central Florida included a ball pit as part of its Social Justice Week. “The campus community will have an opportunity to enter a ball pit with another person and have an engaging conversation about a variety of social justice topics,” the event page said.

Texas Tech University also got a ball pit, which it put in its “free speech area,” as part of its Diversity Week in March 2016. …

California State University-Northridge featured a ball pit as part of its speech-policing “Inclusive Language” campaign, which warned students how some words and phrases, including “crazy” and “man up,” are offensive. …

Brandeis students lolling about in the ball pit were asked about the stereotypes about their own cultures they would like to change, also discussing how they’ve witnessed Social Justice in Action. …

The University of West Florida’s Common Ground Inclusion and Diversity Training Group, which “provides peer training and dialogue to help create safe spaces to discuss issues of difference and inclusion” also used a ball pit to help students connect.

Other schools employing playpens full of plastic balls to advance moonbattery include SUNY Broome and the University of Manitoba.

Already “higher education” has become indistinguishable from a McDonald’s PlayPlace. Before long, universities will offer to change students’ diapers. For the money that students, their parents, and taxpayers are shelling out, they have every right to demand it.

Students working on their Social Justice dissertations.

On tips from Varla and Jester. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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