Podcast: Mizzou protests strike a chord
Aeden Keffelew, who graduated from Duke university in 2007, felt solidarity with University of Missouri students who successfully called attention to systemic racism on their campus. While an undergrad, she lobbied to improve conditions for bus drivers, many of whom were African American. Although she failed to generate momentum for a movement, she did feel the administration made strides in giving students a voice on other issues.
Also, the Duke lacrosse scandal in 2006, when some athletes were accused of raping a black woman, was a turning point for her. She said the polarization on campus because of that incident made her hyper-aware of disparities among groups. She shares her thoughts about race and racism at Duke, lessons from Mizzou and why she has hope for the future.