A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.
It's no secret that the events at ATO have sparked controversy and debate. The student in my class who was upset about the discussion could tell me that my perspective of the situation is biased, or that I can't fully understand it because I'm not a member of the Greek community. But something tells me that's not the issue here.
When we as a society allow incidents such as this to persist, we are labeling our young people, especially young African American men in this case and telling them once again you are not allowed a seat at the table and, what's worse, we heckle and laugh and attempt to destroy your dignity and ultimately your humanity.