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How do humans come to believe all the impossible things we believe? The answers, one story at a time.

 

Dec 14, 2015

A pair of emails about racially insensitive Halloween costumes led to highly publicized confrontations between students and faculty at Yale. Students insisted that the university had a responsibility not only to promote learning, but also to create a safe and welcoming community. Faculty proclaimed the value of free speech. But according to the news media, who quickly jumped on the story, the conflict was just a squabble between adults and children.