Colleges trying to find ways to deal with racial incidents
WASHINGTON - At the University of Missouri, officials were slow to handle racial incidents and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by football players and the resignations of two administrators.
But at the University of Oklahoma, the fallout from a racist chant caught on video was kept to a minimum. The school president acted quickly to expel the students.
Experts say quick action can help defuse campus tension.
Benjamin Reese - president of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education - says administrators shouldn't wait for students to demand a meeting. They can invite students to meet, and join protests if they agree with the issue.
Reese says administrators should know what they're going to do before something happens and be willing to speak immediately.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Parents say Baton Rouge police took 20 minutes to respond to potential...
'It's a long time coming': Iberville Parish President pleased with potential bridge...
In wake of two boating fatalities, Pointe Coupee officials hoping for safe...
Some hurricane plans to change in Tangipahoa after Ida
Location for new bridge narrowed down to three options, all in Iberville...
Southern baseball walks off Jackson State in SWAC Tournament
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"