When the Chancellor called the Town Hall meeting the demonstrators saw their opportunity: Marching to the front of Memorial Hall they took over the meeting and read a list of demands they said were needed to end racism.
When the meeting was over the Chancellor, emoting sincerity, told the students, I feel your pain.
Now, students are students. They’re young. And passionate. And go astray. And forget good manners. But Chancellors are supposed to be adults. The next morning across North Carolina folks opened their newspapers and read the cures for racism at Chapel Hill are free tuition, no more SAT tests and gender neutral bathrooms but didn’t see a word of common sense from the Chancellor, a Dean, or a Trustee.