Free Speech: How Healthy is it? Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speaks to Hampshire College

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Scribe:  Samuel Otis



During a 20 May commencement speech at Hampshire College in Massachusetts a Princeton University professor delivered a 20-minute speech that is changing the world.   She called the President of the United States a racist, sexist and a megalomaniac. 

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, also went after Jeff Session’s pointing to his previous attacks on Black communities in his home state of Alabama.  300 students how attended the 2017 commencement speech were treated to a frank talk by the associate professor in African American studies.   Taylor rallied the students to be the change they want to see by doing. 

Hampshire College hit the news a year ago when the school decided to lower its American flag to respect violence happening across the country post the 2016 presidential election. 

Tuition at the liberal arts college is $49,500 annually. 

Taylor is author of “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation,” and has a doctorate degree from Northwestern University.

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