By now, we're all aware that Duke's response to campus sexual assault is inadequate.
But the world is more complicated than that, and the only reliable way I’ve found to learn about that world is to be more immersed in that world.
The even scarier fact of the matter is just how out of touch older people are, particularly when it comes to handling the crisis. I think kids might have trouble taking their demands about health seriously when their generation is confident that fruit medley is a bigger concern to safety than AR-15’s, but I digress.
Chance, context, and happenstance determined the eventually permanent daily features of our campuses.
The myth that people who use painkillers have done something wrong is a myth that keeps people addicted. It’s a myth that makes me feel shame when I take pain medicine every night. But it is just that: a myth.
The Coronavirus is a frightening disease that is pushing people’s prejudices and ignorance to the forefront. As Duke students, we should not fall under that trap.
Because sexual misconduct is tragically ongoing, there should be more talk about what to do in its wake.