Weekly Read February 1, 2016

Academic Asphyxiation: A Culture of Fear, A Culture of Silence

By Timothy Strode

3 thoughts on “Weekly Read February 1, 2016

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  2. Thank you, as always, for your essays. This essay sent me to find out the etymology of the word “asphyxiation” and I learned that in Greek it means: without squeeze (throb of heart). So, when I choose to be silent, I die. I get that. I always think about all of the choices to either speak up or remain silent. There are so many aspects to each situation and each one is different. Each situation and context is different and therefore so are my responses. Your essay stirred up the complexity of the topic and for that, I thank you.


  3. “If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

    — Frederick Douglass



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