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December 22, 2011 04:51 PM

Hate Crime at Williams?

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

Last month, late on the Saturday night of homecoming weekend at elite Williams College, some unknown person scrawled a highly unpleasant and ugly graffito on the wall of an upper floor of a student dormitory.  The dreaded “N-word” figured prominently in the message, so written to generate the maximum incendiary impact. Adam Falk, president of the College, was [...]

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