If there’s one thing the 2016 election made clear, it’s that many young Americans have an astonishing sense of entitlement. The popularity of Bernie Sanders, combined with the hysteria over Donald Trump winning the election, served to highlight just how bad the problem has become.
Of course, the signs were always there. College campuses across the country have become enclaves of political correctness. Instead of a place where students have their ideas challenged, higher education consists of safe spaces and trigger warnings. On college campuses, feelings have become more valuable than facts.
Many have rightfully pointed out this college environment leaves students ill-equipped for the real world. Away from the safe spaces, the real world doesn’t care much about your feelings. Sadly, the warnings have fallen on deaf ears. Instead, American colleges are churning out young people unprepared for actual careers.