With former Swarthmorean editor Rachel Pastan’s Medium post, we now have the stories from all three of the parties involved in the recent controversy at the Swarthmorean. Rachel’s post, “Inside the Tornado” can be found here. Satya Nelms posted her remarks last month, “Why I Resigned from the Swarthmorean”. The Swarthmorean editors published their remarks last month in “a Letter From the Publisher.”
Rachel’s post is lengthy and probably the most complete story we’ll have. It tells a story that is all too plausible in suburban America. The piece illustrates how the issue of race is woven into so much of what happens in the news and overlaps with stories of other marginalized groups.