Liberal meets rap in an explosive culture clash

The story is certainly strange. Chanequa Campbell is a 21-year-old African-American from a tough New York background. She has just been chucked out of Harvard University, 10 days before she was due to graduate.

Chanequa has been linked with the fatal shooting of Justin Cosby on the Harvard campus. Chanequa's friend, another Harvard student, was the long-term girlfriend of the gunman. Jordan Copney, a 20-year-old from New York, shot Cosby and took $1,000. He then handed himself in. Cosby, the victim, was a known drug dealer.

Chanequa denies any knowledge or involvement in the murder. She thinks she is being victimised because she is black. It's a classic case of a benign, liberal education establishment coming up against the stark reality of urban gangster-rap culture....

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