I missed this summary of a sociology paper the first time around, but Haidt reprints it. Victimhood Culture Explains What's Happening At Emory. I have a nephew studying at Emory (on loan from Tufts) and I'm guessing this controversy is a topic of conversation among many, but isn't changing the day-to-day lives of folks much.
The article places the events at Emory in context of an overall culture change from culture of honor to culture of dignity to culture of victimhood. Haidt clearly agrees with most or all of it and tries to extract the best of it for easier consumption. It took me longer than seven minutes, though. I commented there, and will overlap with that only partially here. A few thoughts:
77 colleges is more than I expected.
The definition of culture of honor that Campbell and Manning use is different than what I usually think, but I take their point. My own definition of a culture of honor would be something closer to a mix between their honor and dignity cultures. My first contrast with Honor Culture is to Shame Culture, which is older and I believe, more primitive. The sociologists don't seem to treat to that at all, or see it as some relative of Honor Culture. So be it. I don't prefer their terms, but I think the ideas are sound.
The cause of victimhood culture that they mention strikes me as plausible: an increase in college officials whose jobs are predicated on delivering social justice is going to create an increase in victims appealing to them. Makes sense. But I don't take that as definitive - there are other nominations, as I and others note in the comments.
I think this is not just college, this is the future.