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University Of Idaho Professor Challenges Higher Ed To Take Action For Black Lives

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Idaho Statesman
Protesters gathered at the Idaho Capitol steps on May 31, 2020 after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

 

Since the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis in May, organizations, businesses and higher education institutions have released statements in support of Black lives. But at universities which are predominantly white, a growing number of people say they’re disappointed by the lack of tangible change to policy and programs. 

 

Sydney Freeman Jr. is a professor at the University of Idaho, and he recently published an article in the journal Diverse Issues in Higher Education calling upon univeristies to take concrete policy steps to support Black students, staff and faculty.

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.