September 9, 2013
As Slurs and Offenses Multiply, Colleges Scramble to Respond
On a whiteboard on Stephen Boyhont's dorm-room door at Elizabethtown College, somebody scrawled "fag." At the University of Texas at Austin, Taylor Carr was the target of racial slurs and balloons that appeared to be full of bleach. Danny Valdes encountered what he describes as "intense transphobia" at Dartmouth College, both on campus and online.
Reports of such incidents arise each semester at colleges around the country: Somebody discovers discriminatory graffiti or vandalism of a