Protests at Still More Campuses

November 17, 2015

Protests over race and diversity continued to spread Monday, with actions at numerous campuses:

  • At Occidental College, students took over parts of an administration building to demand the creation of a black studies major and the hiring of more minority faculty members, The Los Angeles Times reported.
  • At Iowa State University, students and faculty members held a rally to support black students at the University of Missouri, and to draw attention to their concerns about experiencing racism on campus, The Ames Tribune reported.
  • At Niagara University, students walked out of classes to hold a rally on issues of racism and inequality, The Niagara Gazette reported.
  • At the University of South Carolina, about 150 students walked out of class and held a protest to demand that the university do more to promote diversity, The State reported.
  • In Boston, students from 17 colleges held a march against racial injustices, blocking traffic at some points in their protest, Boston.com reported.
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