Many of Professor Bret Weinstein's faculty colleagues issued heated demands for him to resign.
The reality of what occurred is far more complex, and, in fact, far more insidious than the caricature presented in most media reports.
For Students Of Color Who Resist When Silence Is No Longer Enough: Lessons From #BeingSafeAtHartwick
The trauma faced by youth of color on college campuses continues to rise in epidemic proportions in the United States. Amidst
Clearly, university administrators prefer student demands that can be coopted or absorbed into their current business model. Allowing the prevailing culture to define the parameters of their protest has left the burgeoning Millennial Movement in a precarious position.
"It suggests ... a dying mantis or a poorly formed pterodactyl."
Students demanded Tom Rochon's retirement for his handling of racial tensions on campus.
"What is honored in a country will be cultivated," Plato said, and this is true for spirituality within the university setting. It cannot just be talked about on the margins, spirituality must be at the heart of the campus.
Perhaps the claim that we live in a "post-racial society" is an expression of hope, and maintaining hope is nothing short of a moral imperative in today's uncertain world. I suspect, however, that the term "post-racial society" is also an expression of denial, an invitation to turn away from reality.
California's community colleges have suffered $769 million in budget cuts from the state since 2009. At that point, the cost