THE AGE OF OUTRAGE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, at 10/9c
If you haven’t been on a college campus recently, you might need a glossary to understand the new norms of “safe spaces,” “no platforming,” “trigger warnings” and “cultural appropriation.” The question of what we can and cannot do and say has divided, confused and angered Americans. Student protests against speakers who offend them grow louder and more violent. There has been vocal pushback against “PC culture” from people on both ends of the political spectrum, from high-profile comedians to President Trump. Couric travels from college campuses to small towns, and spends time with controversial speakers and student organizers and behind the scenes at late-night comedy series. As she does, she asks whether political correctness is a matter of sensitivity or censorship.