It’s truly astounding that we’ve come to the point where college students think their higher education experience is supposed to happen in a “safe space” and administrators agree.

Paul Mirengoff reports at Powerline.

Yale President Apologizes to Minority Students for Failing to Make Them Feel Safe

In the aftermath of the absurd controversy over the potential for offensive Halloween costumes at Yale, president Peter Salovey reportedly has apologized to a large group of minority students for the school’s failure to make them feel safe on campus. “We failed you,” Salovey said (according to the notes of students who were present), adding “I think we have to be a better university; I think we have to do a better job.”

From all that appears, there is no evidence that Yale failed to make its minority students safe. Salovey’s remarks weren’t prompted by violence, attempted violence, or threats of violence against minorities.

As best I can determine from various reports, they arose instead from discontent over (1) the fact that one of Yale’s colleges is named after John C. Calhoun, (2) the alleged exclusion of black female students from a fraternity party, and (3) the potential that someone might wear an “offensive” Halloween costume and the lack of enthusiasm by a headmaster’s wife (and maybe her headmaster husband) over censoring costumes.

None of these items has anything to do with safety. None could make a rational person feel unsafe.

Yet Salovey reportedly told the students he had not seen this level of emotion in the 35 years he has been at Yale. Students reportedly wept and pleaded for help from the president.