(Washington Post) Freedom of speech. Racial inequality. Student activism. Safe spaces.
These are the phrases that have been lobbied about over the past week, in tones both fervent and contemptuous, as University of Missouri students successfully campaigned for the resignation of their system president.
Mizzou is, of course, just the most prominent example. As The Washington Post's Michael Miller pointed out Tuesday, similar debates are being had and protests held across the country, for instance at Yale University and Ithaca College.
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At the center of all these debates is another word: whiteness.