A short reading list this weekend:
- Student Activism is Serious Business, a call to listen to students who are “articulating a vision for a better future, one that cannot be reached with complacency.”
- When Free Speech Becomes a Political Weapon, on the hierarchies of free speech in the context of Yale’s protests.
- The Petulant, Hyper-Sensitive, Censorious, Orwellian Activists of 1954 shows us that the liberal “free-speech” crowd’s backlash against activists isn’t anything new.
- And an interview with Angus Johnston (who also wrote the above historical post) on how campus activism is changing, and another interview with Johnston about how cameras have affected protest.
- Colleges are Once Again Becoming Civil Rights Battlegrounds connects activism on race across campuses and cities.
- Race and the Free Speech Diversion highlights the racial tensions that simmer on campuses, and the tone-deaf free speech responses.
- Yale and Mizzou: Notes on Swarthmore’s Experience with Change reflects on protests from a few years ago and the unintended consequences of asking for more administrative action.