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Rick Cherwitz

Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Rick Cherwitz is the Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor in the Moody College of Communication and the founder and director of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin.

Latest Columns

Stop making hatred a political issue

Rather than remaining preoccupied with whether President Trump is to blame for the problem of rising incidents of anti-Semitism and racism, let’s move beyond partisanship and  emphasize that hatred — and finding ways to ameliorate it — should not be about politics.

What we don't know about Trump — and what we do

Nevertheless, there are some assessments that now can and must be rendered. For example, we should be appalled by the efforts of Republicans — including Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and many in the Texas Republican delegation to Congress — to defend the president in a kneejerk and partisan manner.