Some College Leaders Are Responding Quickly To Racist And Sexist Incidents

April 1, 2015

By Jake New in InsideHigherEd

This article contains explicit and potentially offensive terms that are essential to reporting on this situation.

Last month, a prisoner serving time at a federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, Penn., was listening to a local radio broadcast when the speakers spat out a string of racist phrases.

“Niggers,” one of the voices said. “Black people should be dead,” said another. A third voice said, “Lynch them.” The following week, the prisoner told a local prisoner advocacy group about what he heard, and the group contacted the station: WVBU, the student radio station at Bucknell University. On Monday, the three students featured in the broadcast -- which was called “Happy Times" -- were expelled...

Schools: University of Oklahoma