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Kojo In Your Community: Exploring The Relationship Between Campus Racism, Safe Spaces And Free Speech

Kojo In Your Community: Exploring The Relationship Between Campus Racism, Safe Spaces And Free Speech
Posted on September 27, 2017

By Kojo Nnamdi (View full article online on WAMU 88.5)

Confederate flags adorned with blooms of cotton were posted around American University the night the school opened its Anti Racist Research and Policy Center. And just last spring, a black Bowie State University student was stabbed to death by a white student at the University of Maryland in College Park. These are the latest in a long line of local campus incidents sparking fear, anger and debate about the limits of “safe spaces” at schools that pride themselves on ideological diversity and freedom of expression. As part of the “Kojo In Your Community” series, Kojo discussed the line between protection of students and protection of free speech in Hyattsville, Md. with students and members of Washington’s academic community.

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