Freshmen, Take History; Graduates, Take Jail

Steve Russell
17 min readJul 12, 2021
Water Protectors photo by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash

Wherein I attempt to argue that three current events in particular are better understood if you understand the relevant history.

Is it sexist to address the incoming class as “freshmen?” The manifest clumsiness of “freshperson” might dispose of the question if you gave no thought to the term “co-ed,”…

Steve Russell

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)