Yesterday, the Stanford Daily published an Op-Ed with the headline, “White supremacy is anti-Semitic. Anti-Zionism is not.” Unfortunately, the authors are mistaken in the title claim of their article. Anti-Zionism is the flag under which marches much present-day hatred of Jews.
The Board of Trustees amended its Statement on Investment Responsibility and approved the Stanford Management Company’s (SMC) first-ever Ethical Investment Framework in its Tuesday morning meeting.
Elizabeth Lindqwister discusses how to make sense of reparations for historical grievances, and the practical challenges that they can face.
Over the past several weeks, government-sanctioned violence against Rohingya Muslims, a minority group in Myanmar, has risen to levels where many people are worried about the situation soon amounting to ethnic cleansing or even genocide.
When I first heard the news that the ASSU had decided to take action to rename property named after Junipero Serra, I said to myself “Hey, here is another superfluous controversy.” In fact, the first draft of this very article was a snarky satire that elaborately criticized Alexander the Great for not being a Democrat, proposed…
This is because the images simply aren’t moving enough. It’s not that they do not elicit empathy. It’s not that they do not depict awful abuses. It is simply the case that we are so accustomed to graphic and gruesome images that they don’t have the same impact that they did, as did Jacob Riis’ photos with How the Other Half Lives motivate action and government reform.
This is the quandary we face in preventing the cycle of mass killing. It is not always easy to justify humanitarian missions when it seems not to follow our strategic interests. Yet time and time again, from Nazi Germany to Rwanda, we will retrospectively realize the mistake of inaction and the grave human cost of standing by.
While we can appreciate that this particular conflict may consist of armed militias systematically gunning down civilians of a given tribe or ethnic group, please understand that it is extremely inconvenient for us when people insist on categorizing these clashes as “genocides.”