But the war to defend it is just heating up.
I am a white woman (technically, translucent without a tan, but, that’s a personal problem). There has never been a time when I’ve felt the sting of judgment over something so irrevocable as my skin color. Not once have I sensed that someone was uncomfortable with my racial identity, even in ethnically diverse situations. I [...]
In the fall of 2001, as an anguished nation came to grips with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a slender, soft-spoken economics major named Elizabeth Hanson set out to write her senior thesis at Colby College in Maine. Her question was a timely one: How do the world’s three major faith traditions apply economic principles? [...]
Recently, a colleague forwarded to me a copy of an exam from an introductory sociology class found lying in a room at a public college in the east. It was graded 100%. The exam deserves to be quoted at length, as parts of it are virtually indistinguishable from the old Soviet agitprop of the Fifties: [...]
To view the full Kevin Jennings profile, click here. Excerpts from the Kevin Jennings profile: A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Kevin Jennings was raised by a father who was a Baptist minister, and a mother who was irreligious and anti-Catholic. After graduating from Harvard College in 1985, Jennings took a job as a high-school history teacher. Three years later [...]