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McWhorter hits the nail on the head when he surmises the trend of aggressive protests against college speakers as a gesture in the guise of action. People are far more concerned with the show aspect of protest than the injection of substance. Additionally McWhorter is right that the onus is on the universities to teach students that righteous indignation does not suffice in public discourse. They need to understand their antics will not be tolerated.

Donald Trump, Here’s Your ‘to-do’ List on Race

Are the slang, sounds, and syntax of black English a kind of lingua franca for America’s youth?

Trump is a disaster, but talk of a “whitelash” is misguided — and counterproductive

The idea that America ‘doesn’t talk about’ racism is absurd