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Diversity and the Democrats  

The diversity of the initial roster of Democratic presidential candidates pushed all of them to speak about their commitments to battle racism and gender inequity. But it wasn’t enough to transform the political landscape in which they competed.

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After Dallas  

To ask what the future of Black Lives Matter has to do with Dallas is to believe that the killing of police officers is bound up in the actions of the movement. But this tragedy won’t end the movement, because the movement did not cause this tragedy.

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The Free Speech Straw Man  

Student activists—often victims of harassment, bias, and threatening language—occupy buildings not in the name of disarming free speech, but rather to remind colleges and universities that they are rightfully evaluating and critiquing the speech they hear and internalize.

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