David Brooks weighs in with a paradox on how we develop morality as we grow up.
At this point, it's important to realize that this incident happened on a Google Docs study group document that was not supposed to be published in public mode; it was intended to remain private. We all know Dr. Phil's warnings, again, about the corners. Maybe this is a disciplinary action for the school -- or would have been had it been caught at the time. Private messages really should not become fodder of SJW's in the future.
Zack Beauchamp of Vox gives a detailed explanation of how conservatives and liberals view this incident. In general, the problem is that racism (and maybe sexism and homo/transphobia) is seen as such a structural problem that enhanced awareness of behavioral codes is demanded of everyone, even with private communications.
Forbes Richard Vedder regards Harvard as an "embarrassment".
Monica Hesse writes a piece in the Style section of the Washington Post (the "Kyle's" of the world) that might sound vengeful. What does happen now to Kyle?