White students at Georgia Southern University (GSU) burned Latina author Jennine Capó Crucet’s novel after she spoke about white privilege on campus. Crucet faced hostile questions from students during the event and was accused of “attacking white people.”
Crucet, a New York Times contributor and associate professor at the University of Nebraska, was invited to GSU on October 9 to discuss her award-winning novel Make Your Home Among Strangers. The 2015 book explores the life of a Cuban American teen who struggles to fit in at a prestigious, predominantly white, college she is accepted to in New York.
Make Your Home Among Strangers was required reading for some of GSU”s First-Year Experience classes,