Oxford also taught me something else - it taught me scepticism.
A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.
There's a certain kind of scepticism that can't bear uncertainty.
Scepticism is a necessary and vital part of the journalist's toolkit. But when scepticism becomes cynicism it can close off thought and block the search for truth.
Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the fact that there are some who are not sceptics; if all were so, they would be wrong.