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Basic Black: Campus Protests and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

November 20, 2015

Last week, campus protests and resignations at the University of Missouri lit a spark that has burned across college campuses throughout the country, including New England. Students from Tufts and Harvard staged a walkout in solidarity with nationwide protests. Yesterday, the Harvard University Police launched an investigation into the defacing of portraits of black professors hanging in the halls of Harvard Law School. This week, Basic Black takes a deep dive into the many issues arising out these black student protests, including the tradition of campus protests and what’s different today, the impact of social media on organizing in the new millennium, and how should universities respond?

Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH News
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News
- Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
- Michael Jeffries, Associate Professor of American Studies, Wellesley College
- Andrew Leong, Associate Professor of Law, Social Justice, and Asian American Studies, UMass Boston


WGBH News On Campus talked with students at Boston College about the recent protests and the racial climate on their campus.