New Campus Activism Strikes Many Nerves

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In the 1960's, non-violent student protesters required an entire semester to force UC Berkeley to guarantee free speech on campus. This week, at the University of Missouri, it took just 48 hours for a strike by the football team to force the president's resignation. Around the country, there's new round of campus activism aimed at systemic racism that black students say makes their lives intolerable. But critics say some protesters won't tolerate the opinions of others — compromising that right to free speech won 50 years ago.

Credits

Guests:
Jason A. Johnson - journalism and communication professor at Morgan State University and political contributor at MSNBC - @drjasonjohnson, Lee D. Baker - Duke University, Conor Friedersdorf - Atlantic magazine - @conor64, Robert Cohen - New York University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Evan George, Sarah Sweeney