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Michael Bloomberg called out colleges for making a ‘terrible mistake’ during his University of Michigan commencement speech — and some students booed him
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a commencement speech at he University of Michigan that drew mixed reactions from students, The Michigan Daily reported.
During the speech on April 30, Bloomberg voiced his perception that college students are overly sensitive and shouldn't need safe spaces to deal with difficult situations.
“The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through ‘safe spaces,’ ‘code words,’ and ‘trigger warnings’ is, in my view, a terrible mistake,” he said, to some applause.
But when he waded into the territory of microaggresions, students did not react positively.