Daniel R. Vining, Jr.

Daniel R. Vining, Jr. is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Latest by Daniel R. Vining, Jr. in Chronicles

  • August 1994

    Defining Racism

    "Racism" and its derivative, "racist," are oft-used words, and so we ought to know what they mean. But often we don't, and we just fling them at each other, hoping they will wound, if not kill, the offensive person.

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  • September 1993

    Taboos and Blasphemies

    When I first read that the now late Ayatollah Khomeini had sentenced Salman Rushdie to death, I, like most of you, reacted with both horror and disgust. The leader of Iran sent out an order to kill a citizen of the United Kingdom for something he wrote about Mohammed.

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