John McWhorter — Note to protesters: Rage won't work
(CNN) It isn't that there is no racism on college campuses anymore. And it's hasty to simply dismiss the students that are up in arms at Yale, the University of Missouri and elsewhere as whiners. But it's hard for even the most open-minded among us not to think there is something a little off about the latest protests on these campuses.
Indeed, the more we have seen, the more it has felt there is something tinny and small about these fracases, especially when we compare them to pivotal moments like Montgomery, Birmingham, or even the protests after the murder of Trayvon Martin.