In the first installment of this series discussing group identity on college campuses, I provided some background information on my history and background of the speech I gave in 2007 on the same topic.
In Part Two, I provide information on the college where I was tenured at the time. I think that is important to the story because what was happening there seemed pretty extreme fifteen – twenty years ago. Today, such practices are mainstream in academia. But why was this particular 7,000-student college, tucked in the foothills of San Gabriel Mountains, at the forefront of identity politics?
I also introduce the first problem with a focus on group identity: the inability to develop relationships.
Again, I will rewrite the speech, interrupting periodically with my current comments about what I wrote so long ago.Continue reading “Group Identity (Part Two)”