Lewis & Clark College
What is stopping students from talking to reporters? They fear the possibility of incorrect, or racist student comments. They want to protect victims of racially motivated hate crimes. They want to appear united under one voice.
The balance between security and freedom is always difficult to achieve, but the recent events on Lewis & Clark College campus show us that when it comes to black students, they have neither.
This is a volatile time for college presidents, who are under intense pressure from their boards and the government to modernize rapidly amid a revolution in online learning, information technology, and global education.