The college and its leadership may continue to be silent. We, however, will not.
Let’s all get involved so those who are exhausted from carrying the banner thus far can get the support that they deserve and their voices amplified.
In its guiding assumptions, the event appeared to dismiss and even disparage the idea that a rich and valuable undergraduate education is critically tied to what happens in the classroom, where close, diligent and serious attention to intellectual ideas, problems and texts are the central focus.
It is manifestly untrue that subjects related to diversity and the struggle to create a pluralistic society don’t come up in the history department.
“Partition was a pretty painful period in history, but it’s also getting to hear stories of just everyday people and realize how much we’re alike.”