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Vice Chancellor Kang was quoted in The Los Angeles Times about college campuses preparing for an escalation in political clashes in the wake of the election and the free-speech issues they present.

“People feel enabled and at more liberty to push each others’ buttons. It’s arguably now politically correct to be politically incorrect,” Jerry Kang, UCLA vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, said Sunday. “There will be greater stress.”

[B]racing for more free-speech conflicts, Kang said his office hopes to plan both large forums and small gatherings to promote more student connections and encourage diverse perspectives through peaceful protest and civil discourse rather than the “brute force of loudness or physical threats to shut up.”

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