Race Relations on College Campuses

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Three students at San Jose State University were charged with battery and hate crimes last week, after allegedly bullying their African-American roommate for months, calling him racial slurs, assaulting him, and decorating their apartment with swastikas and a Confederate flag. We examine the state of race relations on college campuses in light of the incident.


Barry Shiller, associate vice president of communications, San Jose State University

Shamari Bell, second-year student, San Jose State University; secretary of the Black Student Union at San Jose State University

Shaun Harper, professor and executive director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania