- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Dartmouth College official reportedly apologized Monday night to Black Lives Matter protesters for their portrayal in the conservative media following a contentious protest last week in a campus library.

In a community discussion at the Ivy League campus, several students voiced concerns over portrayals of Thursday’s chaotic protest that was caught on video and published by Campus Reform. An editorial by The Dartmouth Review, an independent campus newspaper, alleged that white students were pushed and shoved by the group. The Dartmouth, the school’s student daily, confirmed through witness accounts that some students studying in the Baker-Berry Library were yelled at, insulted and forced to tears.

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Inge-Lise Ameer was in attendance at Monday’s meeting following the protest, and she apologized to students for the negative responses and media coverage that they have received, The Darmouth reported.

“There’s a whole conservative world out there that’s not being very nice,” Ms. Ameer said.

She pointed to Dartmouth’s press release that said no complaints of violence had been filed with the college since the incident, which the college described as a “peaceful meeting” turned “political protest,” The Dartmouth reported.

Dan Korff-Korn, who participated in Thursday’s protest, said many of the demonstrators approached students studying in the library and chanted, “[Expletive] your white privilege” and “[Expletive] your white asses.”

“It was important to point out that the students sitting there in the library at the computers represented this greater degree of ignorance, apathy and privilege that you see at Dartmouth, but the way it was done by personally attacking people was counterproductive,” Mr. Korff-Korn told The Dartmouth.



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