In early September, two black students at American University reported racially-charged incidents involving bananas being left in their dorm rooms. In the weeks that followed, students protested not only the original incidents, but the administration’s response and a campus culture they say has long been unfriendly to students of color. In response, American University administration held a series of community town halls and released a list of steps they will take to create a more inclusive environment on campus. Kojo speaks with an administrator about the reforms, and the university’s way forward.


  • Fanta Aw Assistant Vice President Of Campus Life and Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer in the School of International Service, American University

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