Is America without racism possible?
A student asked me recently to assure him that an America entirely void of racism is possible. The implication, I interpreted, being that if an antiracist reality isn’t possible, is its pursuit worth as much time and effort and frustration as I essentially was asking him to commit to? Read more
Guest post by Natalie Fang
I’ve noticed recently that there has been much excitement in the news since….well…the last incident I remember with such high campus participation would be from my freshman year with the gender relations viewpoint article that was submitted on the hook up culture, to be politically correct. This new issue seems to be a very big one because of all the interesting viewpoints that are being written in. It’s very interesting how a mere mention of historical figures (i.e. Stalin and Hitler) suddenly out trumps everything else on campus—especially if we consider that the viewpoint articles reflect what is important to the Notre Dame community.
Apparently, the bishop of the Diocese of Peoria was a rector at Notre Dame a long time ago but is now a member of the board of trustees. Now, many professors are crying in outrage about what the bishop has supposedly said about Obama. It seems like these professors honestly care about Notre Dame and its image. I wonder then if these professors—or us students for that matter—know about Notre Dame’s history or ever notice all the interesting details in the artwork of our campus since it is our “home.” Read more
There are some things people just don’t want to talk about. Race. Violence. All of your Garden-Variety Injustices & Hot-Button Political Issues. When people do talk about these things, it’s generally with a personal(ly biased) passion that renders the actual subject matter nearly unintelligible underneath the pounds of emotioncake-makeup.
Sweet Briar College, where I did my undergraduate, is known for turning out smart, poised, well-mannered women who don’t make politically-incorrect cocktail party conversation. A Sweet Briar Woman isn’t going to chew your ear off about anti-abortion legislation over after-office drinks; instead she’ll charm you with tales of tromps through the hunt-course on her horse, Faulkner. Read more
Big brained black beauty.
Yes. I’m her.
The one who chose books before boys. Read more