As institutions that help shape the thinkers of tomorrow, there is no room in higher education for racial neutrality, writes Wesleyan University president Michael Roth, and it is up to education leaders to take a similar stand against fascism, he adds. While the intellectual pursuit of information does lend leeway to value-neutral ideas, it remains important for universities to lead the way in establishing a peaceful setting for discourse and refuge for the oppressed, he writes.
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