Campus Speakers and Class
As for campus speakers, the real problem is not that some weirdo came to speak at Berkeley but that the absolute majority of departments in the Humanities have not been able to invite any speakers for years.
Students don’t even know why.
“We don’t ever have any speakers at this department!” they exclaim.
“We’d love to invite people,” I say. “But we don’t get funding even for a secretary, let alone for speakers.”
Students are stunned. They honestly had no idea.
This is what I call class consciousness. We don’t exist even to our own minds.