Tue 3 Oct | Quartz
In an op-ed that examines whether white supremacist views should be openly discussed in forums or debates on the grounds of free speech, Matthew Guterl, professor of Africana studies, explains that universities are right to promote the free and fair exchange of ideas, but to do so with the intent to foster new ideas and better understandings. Guterl suggests there is danger to giving space to "broken-down theories disproved long ago" with awful, bloody consequences, and he pointed to lessons that can be learned from W.E.B. Du Bois when he confronted one of the chief architects of white supremacy at the time.