We should not try to erase our nation’s history of racism. But we should feel ashamed of it.
Whether historical plaques, flags, and building names stay or go is of less consequence than the debate they provoke.
Donald Trump has combined party politics and a familiar nationalist script with a uniquely American interpretation of free speech. The result is a racist rhetoric that has been frighteningly hard to stop.
Rolling Stone’s now infamous article “A Rape on Campus” inspired a new program at the University of Virginia to help end campus rape. Unfortunately, it’s not likely to work.
Anti-racism movements on U.S. campuses have raised a key question about language and freedom: Can we really say anything at any time?