Ole Miss, 1962.
There's been a spate of racist incidents at college campuses, including in Missouri, Kentucky, and (two) in Alabama, where a white frat boy spat the n-word at a black grad student. Though it distresses mightily, white frat boys doing such things probably shouldn't be a big surprise. Perhaps the bigger news here is the level of uproar, action and thoughtful debate it's engendered. In the here and now, does this constitute progress?