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UA Backs Off Of Creating 'Social Justice Activist' Program
In what was initially a campuswide effort to focus on their diverse student body, University of Arizona has now backed off of creating a “social justice activist” program, where students in paid positions would act as points of contact for students who felt harassed or threatened.
The idea, though, has brought ridicule and allegations of creating a spy ring, here students are paid to “tattle” on their classmates.
Now the program has been abruptly pulled from UA's website, and officials say they will re-imagine the idea all together.
So what happened?
To answer that, we’re joined now by Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.