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Racism Is Not a Teaching Tool

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Demonstrators at the U. of Oxford demand that a statue of Cecil Rhodes, who helped establish South Africa's system of apartheid, be removed from the campus.
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Black lives in the United States are surrounded by memorials to people who did not think that black lives mattered. That is a fact of black life in America. That is a fact of black life in American academe.

I have walked past these statues, breathed...

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