American University to Bar White Students from Student Lounge Area due to Activist Demands

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American University had a controversy two weeks ago, which involved bananas hanging from nooses in three places on the college campus, and black students activists demanded that white students be barred from a new student lounge area, among other demands:

The Bridge Cafe only opened six weeks ago, and it won’t be serving coffee and food until the fall semester, The Eagle reported April 3. It was intended as “a community space that student organizations can use however they would like,” with open mic nights, slam poetry and “other student initiated programming,” according to Darcy Frailey, associate director for facilities and event services.