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The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country

Activists are disrupting lectures to protest “white supremacy,” but many students are taking steps to stop them.

  • Chris Boddener
  • The Atlantic

At Reed College, a small liberal-arts school in Portland, Oregon, a 39-year-old Saturday Night Live skit recently caused an uproar over cultural appropriation.

Aur 6fIn the classic Steve Martin skit, he performs a goofy song, “King Tut,” meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the U.S. and to criticize the commercialization of Egyptian culture.

You could say that his critique is weak; that his humor is lame; that his dance moves are unintentionally offensive or…

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