As part of this University, we should be tied together more by seriousness regarding racial justice than by the disciplinary matters that many of us promote and pride.
The critique that Lee levels at individualistic thinking is an astute one; it is long past time that a higher sensibility be cultivated. Yet, the reality of the situation is harsher than how Lee imagines it.
We must remember that the crisis we face is societal, not biological. Its solution lies not in moral principles, but in political struggle.
The inevitable question then, when all is said and done, is the following: if not ours, whose interests does the University serve?
There are points at which the way we discuss destructive behavior, whether of ourselves or others, becomes the abuse, as opposed to the use, of the language that should represent a tool for validation and resolution.
Collective crises require collective solutions, rather than the appropriation of agency, responsibility, and credit by so narrow a source as a well-funded, and often ill-advised, financial titan.
Facts, I do not deny, have their place and usefulness. But the liberals who are repudiated by a disillusioned public do not get to lay claim to them perpetually, and even where they’re right, they’d be well-advised to check their pretentious attitude — if not for the sake of Trump, then for the persuasion of those who regard him in a positive light.
If our own administration could warm the outside as readily as the inside, why would they do otherwise?
Anyone considering Esterlit's competence to bring about justice should examine his professed qualifications.
The alleged merits of ThirdWay are predicated on Anderson's own credentials, which, given her behavior as superintendent of Newark Schools, bodes ill for the organization so long as she heads it.