Confederate Symbols, Swastikas and Student Sensibilities

July 31, 2015

By Joseph Berger at The New York Times

Symbols — their meaning, history and power to hurt — have been a volatile topic across the country this summer, and college campuses have not escaped the storm.

The Confederate flag became a target of outrage after the massacre of nine African-Americans at a historic church in Charleston, S.C., and the emergence of photos of the accused gunman waving the flag. Amid calls to remove the symbol from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, statues of Civil War figures at campuses in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Austin, Tex., were spray-painted with the message “Black Lives Matter...

Schools: George Washington University University of California, Los Angeles