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What it's like to be #BlackOnCampus

Two top officials at the University of Missouri stepped down last week after student protests broke out over racial discrimination. In the wake of what happened at Mizzou, some schools are adding a new position: Diversity Officer. Northwestern recently added someone in that role. Dr. Jabbar Bennett is associate provost for diversity and inclusion at NU, and talks about what he’s doing to ensure that students are treated equally. But in large part, the push for racial equality on college campuses this fall has been driven by students, not school administrations. Thousands have staged protests at schools across the country, and there’s a hashtag where black students are talking about their experiences: #BlackOnCampus. Stephanie Greene is a junior at the University of Chicago and president of the Organization of Black Students. Atrician Lumumba is a U of C sophomore and that OBS's vice president. They share their experiences with racial discrimination on campus. (Courtesy of the University of Chicago Organization of Black Students)

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