Georgia Southern students burn speaker’s book after lecture


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Georgia Southern students burn speaker’s book after lecture
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By Eric Stirgus

Some Georgia Southern University students reportedly burned copies of a guest speaker’s book after her lecture at the university Wednesday evening, prompting accusations of racism on social media.

The speaker, Jennine Capó Crucet, who is Latina, said she used her appearance to address white privilege but some objected to her remarks during the question-and-answer part of the lecture at the university’s Performing Arts Center in Statesboro, according to the George-Anne newspaper.

“I came here because I was invited and I talked about white privilege because it’s a real thing that you are actually benefiting from right now in even asking this question,” the newspaper quoted Crucet saying in response to a someone critical of her remarks on the subject.

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