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VIDEO: Why The #BlackOnCampus Movement Matters

Campuses are waking up again. College campuses should be the epicenter of activism because they bring together two things vital to sociopolitical change: young people and knowledge. Without these two things, any significant, lasting change for the better is a nonstarter.

In the latest episode of Act Out!, host Eleanor Goldfield shares an excellent three-minute summary of the origins and importance of the #BlackOnCampus movement:

How the actions of black students at one school inspired thousands and how this could mean a resurgence of student activism — about damn time! #RiseUp

For more from Act Out! watch the full episode, or check out Goldfield’s explanation of why white privilege matters.

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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and Occupy.com.