The tragic murders in Charleston highlight how much society has failed on issues of race, and why colleges need to consider whether they are moving beyond lip service in addressing these issues, writes Gail DiSabatino.
My younger brother celebrated his first birthday at a campus protest. It was 1988, and my Mom, a Gallaudet University graduate, had been following the growing student movement to demand a deaf president at her alma mater. She couldn’t stand being 400 miles away, in Rochester, N.Y. So never mind that my youngest brother was still nursing. She took him with her, and joined the Deaf President Now movement.