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Racial equality: Not here, not now

Racial equality: Not here, not now

Black Lives Matter, that increasingly catchall movement asserting black dignity, is having a major moment on college campuses across the country, including Southern California. The dean of students at Claremont McKenna College resigned after a damning comment caused protests from black students and a brief hunger strike. At Occidental College, USC and, farther east along the 10 Freeway, the University of Redlands, protesters are demanding a response to the concerns of black students and other students of color.

This movement isn't only about inclusion or diversity — buzzwords from the last couple of decades — it's about respect and regard. It's a deeper and more...