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Despite Racial Tension, Texas State President Says Her University Is 'An Inclusive Place'

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The leader of Texas State University is defending the San Marcos campus as a place of diversity and inclusion after a series of racially charged incidents over the last year.

Those incidents range from white supremacist flyers being plastered on campus to the student-run newspaper running a column expressing "hatred" of white people to the student body president being called on to resign for posting racist comments on Instagram. 

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Texas State University President Denise Trauth says officials are trying to turn these incidents into teaching moments. She says the university is recruiting more Hispanic and African-American students while trying to increase the diversity of its faculty to more closely match the student population

We spoke with Trauth about all this. Listen to the interview below:

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