Commentary: At UChicago, Much Ado about ‘Whiteness’

Graham Hillard
National Review

Excerpt: A troubling course is testing the University of Chicago’s commitment to academic freedom. Should the institution stand on principle? Yes. But the situation is complicated.

“The Problem of Whiteness” was designed by Professor Rebecca Journey and first offered last winter. When Journey relisted the course for the upcoming academic quarter, a UChicago student denounced her plans, engendering a string of death threats and harassment against her online. Whether the class will now proceed is an open question, and a victory for the censors may well be at hand.