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Northwestern U. Students Shut Down Talk by Immigration Officer

Northwestern U. Students Shut Down Talk by Immigration Officer

“protesters carried banners and yelled profanities”

It’s amazing that this is still occurring on college campuses after all the bad publicity for so many schools in recent months. What do we have to do to stop this from happening?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

Students Stop U.S. Immigration Officer From Speaking at Northwestern U.

Students at Northwestern University disrupted a sociology class on Tuesday to protest the visit of an officer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Daily Northwestern reports that members of student groups gathered outside the campus building where the ICE representative was beginning a guest presentation. The sociology course focuses on “inequality in American society with an emphasis on race, class, and gender,” its syllabus says.

According to the student newspaper, the protesters carried banners and yelled profanities. Administrators told the protesting students they would be allowed into the classroom if they did not disrupt the presentation. The students entered, and the officer left. Protesters asked the sociology professor, Beth Redbird, why the officer had been invited.

“All they did was come here today to answer questions so that you know what’s going on, so that you are informed, and so that you can make decisions. If you want to make change in a community, you need to know what’s going on,” was Ms. Redbird’s answer to students, according to the newspaper.

Some demonstrators explained that having an ICE officer on the campus was hurtful to those who might be undocumented or are close to people who are.


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It must be so nice to be a college student in this day and age. To demand that a professor or a Dean kowtow to your demands whenever you feel offended…
If I stormed the office of the Dean of my alma mater he would have kicked my butt down the hall.