American University students collect withdrawal request forms on Tuesday, May 2.

American University students collect withdrawal request forms on Tuesday, May 2.

Bananas marked with the letters of a predominantly African American sorority were hung along nooses at American University this week. While the university denounced the act as a hate crime and is investigating the incident with city police, students protested Tuesday, threatening to withdraw from the school. Administrators’ actions are being closely monitored by a students activists who also protested last September, after a banana was reportedly thrown at a African American student in her dorm room. Kojo discusses the incident and the response of both students and staff.

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  • Meredith Henderson North Atlantic Regional Director, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Brakkton Booker Reporter, NPR, WAMU 88.5 @brakktonbooker
  • Sarah Brown Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education @Brown_e_points
  • Kelly Alexander Director, Public Relations, American University

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