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Taylor Dumpson Taylor Dumpson, the first African American female student body president of American University. Photo by Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times.

No sooner had Taylor Dumpson been inaugurated in 2017 as the first female African American student government president at American University than a masked man hung bananas inscribed with racial slurs from nooses around the District of Columbia campus.

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Jenna Greene

Jenna Greene is editor of The Litigation Daily and author of the "Daily Dicta" column. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at jgreene@alm.com.

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