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Large Student Walkout Is Coming

By Ken Hare

Chicago Defender Staff Writer

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A potentially large, but reportedly peaceful student protest is planned for May 2, 2016, at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, by students and Alumni, according to the blog post: may2strike.noblogs.org.

The post details a list of grievances that some of the student body, some teachers and Alumni feels is threatening the quality and future of higher education at the downstate campus.Already, the idea has stirred controversy

Already, the idea has stirred controversy eliciting a response from a group that has posted what some are calling a racist video on Youtube. Stay tuned as the Chicago Defender is working to bring you details of this developing story.

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