Sunday, January 22, 2017 President Trump: Poster Boy for Rankism
The protests following the inauguration of President Trump were about more than the dignity of women. They were about dignity for everyone. Someday, the Women's March on Washington may be regarded as marking the birth of a Dignity Movement.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Dignity's Future
With the imminence of game-changers like climate change, nuclear proliferation, and super artificial intelligence, humankind probably has, at most, a century to complete the transition from a predatory to a dignitarian survival strategy.
(8 comments) Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Why Does Racism Persist? Update
If anyone took the demise of Jim Crow and the election of a black president to mean that racism was dead, the racist murders at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston are sobering reminders that racism lives.
(10 comments) Sunday, April 5, 2015 Why Does Racism Persist?
To end racism we must identify and sever the immortal head that keeps the beast alive. Racism's immortal head is rankism.
(6 comments) Monday, February 2, 2015 A New Default Self
The purpose of this essay is to describe the current default self and suggest a new one that can withstand the post-modern critique and incorporate the findings of brain science.
(5 comments) Friday, December 13, 2013 Belonging: A Memoir - The Oberlin Years
This is an excerpt from Chapter 12 of Belonging, which discusses my years as president of Oberlin College, when the stage was being set for social and political battles that are still being fought today.