“Am I racist because I’m white?”: Lack of viewpoint diversity silences students on college campuses

Academic, Culture, Education, News Writing

In a graduate level course at the University of Denver, I was told that I am racist because I am white.

“People are racist or sexist because they have power,” said the professor, who shall remain nameless. “A black man can’t be racist because he has no power, but he can be sexist. And white people are racist because – whether they have personally been racist themselves or not – they benefit from white privilege.”

Professor Alessandro Perissinotto: “Primo Levi’s ‘Argon’ & the Jews of Piedmont: about a noble working class”

Education, News Writing, Published

The following was published on January 30, 2018 on YourHub.denverpost.com. Read it here

At the University of Denver, Professor Alessandro Perissinotto gave a guest lecture on Jan. 24 regarding a chapter in Primo Levi’s notable work, “The Periodic Table.”

Perissinotto spoke of complex issues such as identity formation, the effect of crises on the human condition, and the theme of work throughout Levi’s and his own novels.