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The recent controversies on American campuses from Yale to the University of Missouri have been sad to watch.I find it difficult to comment confidently on what triggered the outrage among so many minority students. Over the last four decades, whenever universities have faced complaints about exclusion or racism – often real – the solution proposed and usually accepted has been to create more programs, associations and courses for minority students. There is increasingly a perception on campuses that there are groups of students who have administrators, social clubs and courses specifically for them.It is worth keeping in mind that the segregation on campus is simply a reflection of the increasing segregation of American society. If you want to see that view in its crudest form, though, don't go to college campuses – just listen to the followers of Donald Trump. They are mostly angry whites who feel that they are being shafted by society.
Fighting populism with emotion not analysis
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