I could use advice from those with experience. My son has been assigned a roommate whose website links to some pretty scary stuff--anti-Semitic garbage, among other less offensive political crap. Now, my son is strong and thinks for himself. He loves a good argument, and he's dealt with bigots before. But he hasn't had to live with them, and he's always been able to come home to (relative!) sanity. I really hate the thought of his having to room with this guy. However, he would be deeply offended at my interfering with the situation, even though the school would probably respond if I did. I don't intend to, but what do I do to convince my son that if he runs into trouble, he shouldn't try to handle it on his own?
Is there anything any of you can advise me to do here?