“On May 20, 1969, in New Haven, three members of the black nationalist organization known as the Black Panthers killed 19-year-old Alex Rackley in the mistaken belief that he was an informer. Two of the killers were arrested and eventually confessed. The FBI took the opportunity to move against the group’s leadership. In addition to local Panther leader Ericka Huggins, who was charged with conspiracy, Bobby Seale, the national chairman of the Black Panthers, was charged with ordering the murder. The Panthers called on supporters throughout the nation to come to New Haven—and Yale—to protest the trials on May Day 1970. " – Paul Bass ’82 and Doug Rae July/August 2006
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For Students of psychology this might make you laugh. This is a play on the famous experiment conducted my Milgram and his colleagues involving subjects electrocuting someone in an adjacent room under the instruction of an authority figure. Even though the person being shocked was screaming in pain the subject was asked to continue shocking the person. If the experiment was genuine and not a setup most subjects would have killed the person they shocked. Worrying results!
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