Events ranging from a white nationalists’ rally in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, to scheduled appearances of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro at UC Berkeley and the University of Utah have prompted cheers and jeers and many questions about the parameters of the First Amendment.
Understanding “white privilege” as a helpful way to open one’s mind to the advantages that come with being white in America and what people of color experience in states like Utah and on campuses such as the U, where they are a small segment of the community.
Assistant professor Richard Medina and doctoral student Emily Nicolosi are studying the patterns of hate groups. @theU sat down with Medina and Nicolosi to talk about their research and the current climate of hate.
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