Karen Hilfman: Per the administration, the students violated school policy by “intentionally blocking or restricting access” to a campus talk by Heather Mac Donald, a pro-police and anti-Black Lives Matter advocate. But inflicting real material harm on its students with suspensions, especially for a first time offense, is chilling.
Karen Hilfman is an organizer with White People 4 Black Lives, an affiliate of Showing Up For Racial Justice. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Pitzer College, an M.A. in Sociology from Tulane University, and works as a Human Resource Consultant in Los Angeles.