In Safety Email, Helpful Tips Or Racial Bias?

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GUESTS:

Lee Gill, Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity and the Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Akron.

Boyce Watkins, founder of YourBlackWorld.com, and a professor of finance at Syracuse University.

After a series of robberies, University of Akron administrators emailed students on how to react if approached by police. The tips: identify yourself as a student, don't run and don't get angry. Some critics say the email displays racial bias because it was sent only to black male students.

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