Zachary Wood ’18, the most widely published Williams student in many years, writes in The Weekly Standard:

“Zach Wood may look black but as far as I’m concerned, he’s white.” This was one of many disparaging comments posted on Yik Yak when I invited Charles Murray to speak at Williams College last spring.

Sadly, it wasn’t the first time a peer had questioned my blackness on social media. As president of Uncomfortable Learning, a student group that brings controversial speakers to campus to broaden dialogue around pressing issues of our time, I’ve rankled many black student activists.

Indeed. But Zach does get some protection (at Williams) from the color of his skin. Can you imagine what would happen to a white student?

Read the whole thing.

Does anyone know what Uncomfortable Learning is up to this year?

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