Should professors issue trigger warnings before discussing upsetting topics in class?

A content warning in the syllabus for MEJO422, a UNC class in Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media. (Henry Taylor / Carolina Connection)

College classes expose students to a variety of content, but sometimes that information can be distressing, prompting some professors to provide trigger warnings. The warnings often surround topics that could recall past trauma, like sexual assault, domestic violence, or self-harm. But to what extent should these warnings be incorporated into the college classroom?

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