The Corner

A Little Learning Is a Dangerous Thing

What happens when American college students take their “academic studies” seriously? Meet “anthropology major” Nkosi Thandiwe, who shot three white women in midtown Atlanta:

During his testimony Wednesday, Thandiwe suggested that his reason for even purchasing the gun he used in the shootings was to enforce beliefs he’d developed about white people during his later years as an anthropology major at the University of West Georgia.

“I was trying to prove a point that Europeans had colonized the world, and as a result of that, we see a lot of evil today,” he said. “In terms of slavery, it was something that needed to be answered for. I was trying to spread the message of making white people mend.

By shooting them. Maybe we need college control. What’s sauce for the NRA is sauce for the NEA.

Incidentally, note how far down the story the Atlanta Journal-Constitution buries the usually key question of motive.

Mark Steyn — Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist. That’s to say, his latest book, After America (2011), is a top-five bestseller in ...

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