A collection of commentaries from Washington University faculty and other opinion leaders exploring the important issues raised by events in Ferguson.

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A message from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton

By Mark S. Wrighton on August 26, 2016 in Perspectives

Among the great strengths of our university are the bonds that hold us together. During troubling times, we call on each other for support and look for opportunities to grow.

Leading by example

By Matheus Victor on August 2, 2015 in Perspectives / No Comments

The issues that affect us may be different, but no deed is too small if everyone is contributing to improve the world we live in.

Hope in Ferguson

By John Inazu on August 2, 2015 in Perspectives / No Comments

Hopeless situations need not stay that way. But meaningful change requires more than structural fixes, legal fights, and opinion pieces.

After Ferguson

By Clarissa Rile Hayward on November 25, 2014 in Perspectives / 3 Comments

Challenging racism requires more than just changing the actions of individual political agents.