This post raises some interesting points.
I finally realized what has been bothering me so much about the recent campus protests and it is encapsulated in the title of this post. Of course, American universities have a race problem. American universities are part of America, which clearly has a race problem. That said, I would posit that universities have far less of a problem than America in general. Universities are typically run by liberal persons with a real commitment to diversity and ending racism. Universities actually have real institutions in place, e.g., Diversity offices, multi-cultural centers, curriculum requirements, to try and address the problems of racism. So, I’ll got back to the Ayers post I recently included on quick hits (and clearly should have just saved for here):
Conflicts often arise between aggrieved students and university administrators or faculty, which is an example of the lamppost fallacy: tackling what you can see, rather than going…
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