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Presidential Candidates on Campus Protests

By Timothy Maninger, Features Writer

The recent protests at schools across the country, including Mizzou and Yale, have prompted responses from some of the 2016 presidential candidates. The protests are attempting to bring to the front the issues of systemic racism and discrimination on campus. The resignations of several faculty members at Mizzou including the UM President Tim Wolfe and Mizzou Chancellor Loftin, over these protests have spurred similar movements across the nation. Opinions among the candidates are almost as varied as those among students: some in support and others in opposition. The protesters certainly have the legal right to peaceably assemble, and the faculty of the schools certainly have the legal right to ignore them. The real issues in question here are not about legality but rather ethics.

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