Last night I couldn’t sleep. I kept thinking about the children in detention facilities, separated from their parents, alone and frightened.
It seems I’m not the only one. When I walked into the office at 9, we had scores of backed-up voice messages from the weekend. The phone was already ringing before I closed the door and it rarely stopped for the rest of the day. Continue reading
There will always be Trumps, Nixons, and McCarthys within any society. They will test the rules. They will attempt to push boundaries.
Are we still capable of saying no? Continue reading
I read False Black Power? by Jason Riley and I have some questions. Continue reading
I disagree with Jason Riley on a lot of things. Nonetheless, I’m proud to support his appearance at Reed College. Here’s why. Continue reading
Whoever it is that you are that you think doesn’t wear eyeliner? You can still be that person with eyeliner on. Continue reading
Nothing fixes this quickly. Laws don’t fix this at all.
What we need is deep, cultural change. Continue reading
There has been a lot of talk these last few weeks about school shootings because a particularly bad one just happened. We’re talking about it, I think, mostly out of a sense of obligation. Mostly, the way we talk about it is to talk about how talking will not do… Continue reading
People often refer to Nazism as a disease. What if it’s a symptom instead? Continue reading
Following in the path of many other liberal arts colleges, Reed College has just dismantled its core curriculum. Students will no longer spend a year studying Greek and Roman texts, but will instead have a more multicultural experience.
I am against this. Here’s why. Continue reading
There are two types of words whose meaning is unclear: words no one ever uses, and words that everyone uses way too much. Anyone who doubts this need look no farther than the word “Nazi”–possibly the most popular term on the Internet. Continue reading