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Student Protests This Year Broaden Beyond Issues of Race

While the protests that swept campuses in the fall semester varied, most focused on issues of race.

This semester, students have resumed protests, especially in the past few weeks, with a series of sit-ins and lengthy protests in public spaces.

These appear to share less in the way of a theme, though students involved will tell you they are still connected. Students at Clemson University have been staging a days-long protest – during which several were arrested for trying to occupy a campus building — focusing on the university’s racial climate. A recent protest at the University of Washington also focused on race.