Wisconsin: A Step Toward Civility

A Step Toward Civility

One of the goals of higher education is to instill an appreciation of other cultures and races. But the outbreak of racial antagonism that has plagued campuses from Dartmouth to Berkeley over the past few years has jeopardized that objective. Last month the Board of Regents at the University of Wisconsin took a first step toward restoring some measure of racial civility. If the state legislature approves the plan adopted by the regents, students caught hurling racial epithets in a threatening manner will be expelled from school.

The regents were responding to a series of obnoxious acts by white students. Last...

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