utes of this, QC started crying, becamenhysterical, and moved toward Fred. Henshouted something to the effect thatnback in Chicago, where he was from,nhe could kill Fred for a thing like that.nHe then lunged at Fred and collapsed.nSix or seven students carried him outnof the room, according, again, to thenreport, “crying and screaming and havingna fit.”nThe meeting then fell apart, as didnmany students, with about sixty ofnthem crying, some screaming, andnothers in a daze. One student hyperventilatednand had to be helped tonbreathe. In the midst of all this, somenof the students continued to arguenheatedly with James Lyons, who finallynagreed to expel Fred from his dorm.nWith this the meeting ended.nTwo days later, two of the whitenresidents at Ujamaa found noticesnpushed under their doors that said:n”Non-blacks leave our home/you arennot welcome at Ujamaa.” The samennotice appeared on the bulletin board.nAlso that day someone defaced thenphoto display of the freshmen innUjamaa by punching holes in whitenfaces. Later that week a few signsnturned up around campus that read:n”Avenge Ujamaa. Smash the honkienoppressors!”nThis, in summary,, is the “racialnincident” that added Stanford to thenlist of campuses where white racism isnon a dangerous upswing. I don’t know .nwhat happened at the other 174 campusesnon the list, other than what I readnin the newspapers. The reports talknabout a slur here, a bias there, answastika somewhere else. I suspect thatnthese incidents aren’t as simple ornone-sided as they are said to be, either.nFurthermore, though it may benmean-spirited to say so, I suspect thatnanyone who could accuse Fred ofn”dogmatic racism” is probably capablenof writing “niggers” on a poster. Thenonly people who benefit from that kindnof anonymous miscreance are the minoritynactivists who want to furtherntheir own racial agenda. More thannone campus administrator has wonderednjust how many such incidents arenprovocation by, not against, minorityngroups.nBut what’s been happening at Stanfordnlately? Last March Stanford dulynreleased a 244-page report on campusnrace relations. Because of incidents likenthe one at Ujamaa House, the reportncalled for thirty new minority faculty,ntwice as many minority graduate students,ntwice as many courses on racenrelations, an obligatory undergraduatencourse in ethnic studies, and an assortmentnof workshops, review boards, executivencommittees, and task forces.nUndaunted by the extreme scarcitynof qualified minorities, Stanford’s PresidentnKennedy has agreed to the recommendationsnon nonwhite graduatenstudents and faculty. He has yet tondecide on the rest of the report. Notnsatisfied with this, sixty members of thenStanford Students of Color Coalition,nwith the poster incident on their lips,noccupied the president’s office in Maynand were arrested. As has been the casenon many campuses, the reactions tonwhat appear to be minor and ambiguousnincidents have been far more disruptiventhan the incidents themselves.nObligatory classes in ethnic studiesnare, of course, precisely what we do notnneed. They will only encourage aggressivenethnicity, which will fuel annasty backlash, which has already begun.nAt Smith College, someone recentlynpainted “Niggers, Spies andnChinks quit complaining or get out”non a campus building. I suspect a whitenstudent did that, and though I certainlyndon’t condone it, I suspect I know why.nThis piece is adapted from JarednTaylor’s forthcoming book on racenrelations. He lives in California.nLIBERAL ARTSnEDUCATIONnBUT FATNESS IS AnHANDICAP, ISN’T IT?nMOUNT HOLLY, NJ—A judge hasnrejected a 450-pound man’s argumentnthat he should not have to face chargesnof sexually assaulting a teen-age girinbecause the trial might kill him.nJames Charies Louden, 46, of MaplenShade asked a judge to dismiss thenindictment or declare his case indefinitelyninactive. He suffers from various ailments,nincluding high blood pressurenand diabetes, says his attorney HowardnN. Sobel.n—from the Wisconsin State Journal,nOctober 15, 1989nnnOn Inequality: AnPlatonic Dialoguenby Halmuth SchaefernEuphron: Why is it, Socrates, thatnso many of our young, and evennwe ourselves, know so little, when wenare being taught so much?nSocrates: The truth is that most citizensnknow much more than they arenaware ofnEuphron: How can that be, whennthere are prizes for displaying knowledge,nwhich are forfeited time andnagain? If, as you say, people knownmore than what the competitionsnJANUARY 1990/53n