Navigating Privilege Politics at U of M

As you begin your classes at the University of Michigan this fall, you are likely to be bombarded with words like “privilege,” “identity,” and “oppression.” While these might seem innocuous enough — and the first time year hear them you might even pause to think about your privilege and identity — you will soon realize that these words mean that you (white, male, not poor, attractive, able to walk … whatever “identity” that you hold) are not welcome in this circle, that club, or that council.

A Conversation with Jewish Conservative Leaders from Michigan

Many questioned the reason why most Jewish voters tended to support Democratic candidates. David Littmann talked about the tradition of progressive radicalism originating from the French revolution and the immigration history of German Ashkenazi Jews and Eastern European Jews since the 19th Century. “They fled from Tsars and they wanted security.” On March 16 at Hutchins […]