When Discourse Breaks Down: Engaging Racial Conflict on Campus

Some argue that this impasse illustrates the futility of racial discourse; talking about race in the wake of conflict simply perpetuates frustration and may exacerbate tension. However, in light of this ongoing conflict that plagues our common life, I think avoiding these conversations or worse, ignoring their importance, is counterproductive to finding a way of understanding and toward racial reconciliation. Instead of asking whether we should talk about race, we must ask how we can do so constructively in a pluralistic public context.

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