Protests Against Racism Spread to More Campuses
They’re going national. Students at many U.S. colleges are echoing their disgruntled peers at the University of Missouri to protest racism — and the often lax response by campus authorities. They’re staging walkouts and rallies, and the recent success of Mizzou’s protesters in ousting their school’s top administrator has inspired demonstrators at Ithaca College and Vanderbilt University to demand the removal of a president and controversial professor. The growing unrest is giving many hope that they can change the racist culture they say is endemic at American universities.