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Misbehaving makes history, not manners

Straight, upper-class, white men (and often white women) are excused for being dismissive, brusque and outright rude when people without these privileged identities acting in the same way face serious consequences.

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Don't bring an accused war criminal to campus

As Foreign Minister of Israel and a member of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s security cabinet in December of 2008, Livni “played a key role in the decisions made before and during the three-week offensive” known as Operation Cast Lead, which involved the illegal aerial bombardment, ground invasion, and naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.