A Thin Line Divides Engaging With Activists and Alienating Them

Katie Cooney, The Badger Herald

Students at the U. of Wisconsin at Madison used the hashtag #TheRealUW to share stories of racism and discrimination. University officials have used the hashtag too, and some activists see that as an act of reappropriation.
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Patrick Sims, vice provost for diversity and climate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, decided last week that he had had enough.

When he received a picture of a racial slur, scrawled on notebook paper, that had reportedly been slipped under...

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