John's academic specialty is language change and language contact. He is the author of 11 books, including Losing the Race, an anthology of race writings, and Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America. He has written for many publications including the New Republic, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the New York Times.
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Diversity is under threat on college campuses across the land -- from exactly the students cherished for their diversity by admissions committees.
At the end of the day, the current student protesters should be granted the things which, once granted, can be viewed by all observers as having made a change and settled an issue.
Today’s student protesters start with valuable observations, but then they drift into a mistaken idea of what a university—and even a society—should be.
Assessing the new wave of campus protests.
It's hasty to simply dismiss the students that are up in arms at Yale, the University of Missouri and elsewhere as whiners.
Students should be encouraged to see the value of debate even on issues they may think are settled.
There’s a new word on the street that the old-style social racism is still with us, 24/7. That word is: microaggression.