SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
by Brian Jones
"In a moment when Black studies and Black history are widely under attack, it can be useful to remember that Black student activists have historically been at the center of fights to democratize higher education and expand the curriculum."
by Tony Fels
On April 20, 1969, an era of student rebellions that had rocked American campuses at Berkeley, Columbia, San Francisco State, and Harvard reached a culmination of sorts at Cornell.
SOURCE: NY Times
The May 4, 1919, protest against Western colonialism had inflamed Chinese nationalism and helped spread a wave of ideas rejecting Chinese tradition and hierarchy.
SOURCE: Open Democracy
by Jim Sleeper and Rosemary Bechler
Jim Sleeper puts the student protests in historical perspective.
SOURCE: The Boston Globe
by Niall Ferguson
"Are the protesters “little Robespierres,” thirsting to tear up the constitutional guarantee of free speech? Are they pathetic products of lifelong mollycoddling, who just can’t cope with challenging ideas?"
by Robert Cohen
What happened there could become a model for students around the country.
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