A black student group at Princeton occupied the university president's office this month and demanded the Ivy League college change the name of its renowned Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs because of the former US president's stance on segregation.

Princeton is just the latest in a series of American colleges facing a backlash from minority protest groups alleging widespread institutional racism. Demonstrations have hit campuses at Yale, Harvard, and Smith College, as well as many others. The president of the University of Missouri — where a number of overtly racist incidents have taken place — resigned under pressure from students on November 9 and admitted to not doing enough to fight racism on campus.

VICE News covered the protest at Princeton as students facing potential expulsion for their actions entered into tense negotiations with administrators over the college's controversial legacy.

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