Opinion: Princeton, Woodrow Wilson and my father

Get the Full StoryWhen I heard the stunning news that Princeton University was removing the name Woodrow Wilson from its famed School of Public and International Affairs in belated acknowledgment of the racist views held by the former US President and one-time head of that Ivy League institution, the first thing I thought of was my father's experience as a Black man at Princeton. In this current era of racial reckoning, it's an instructive story about the gap between lip service and real institutional change, and the figures who can get tragically tarred when they are thrust prematurely into that chasm.