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In this era of protest over racism, will colleges embrace Black student activists?


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Ted Thornhill, Florida Gulf Coast University

(THE CONVERSATION) In 2018, sociologist Ted Thornhillfound that Black students who profess an interest in fighting racism were less likely to get a response from college admission officers than other Black students when inquiring about whether they would be a good fit for a particular college. In light of the nationwide anti-racism protests sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, when a police officer knel...

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