Real Christians, real people of various sects, colors, and backgrounds, are implicated and suffer reputational consequences when subjected to careless generalizations that affiliate their faith with evil.
I knew, even at ten years old, that I had to be seen as “reasonable” to be believed.
We need to move towards a higher education market that’s more strongly rooted in market principles, rather than in utopian faith in the capabilities of the state, that has time and time again failed to achieve its desired goals.
Posing kids—many of whom who have a simplified understanding of the stakes of their protest—next to the imminent end of the world made the climate strikes last weekend grotesque.
In recent years, the conversation around climate change has progressed substantially. At first, climate denial was the primary justification for those who resisted action. Then, the focus moved to questioning the extent to which humans are the cause. As the Global Climate Strike has made clear, the crisis of climate change demands action.
Does a living group have the right to exclude others from using “their door?” Is there any such thing as “their door” and “our door?” Is there some unwritten rule that you can’t cut through another dormitory?
“These findings are remarkable,” the principal investigator of the study wrote in a Facebook message. “They show that students have always been somewhat unreasonable.”
I have to think twice, three times about the things I do and how I do them. I have to be a little more vigilant, a little more observant. Ready to come change at a moment’s notice so I do not put myself in a troubling situation.