UNC sociologist puts protests in perspective

By Lydia Wilson

UNC Sociology professor Neil Caren.

The right to peaceably assembly – as demonstrated on campus this week – is one of the First Amendment’s protected rights. But not all of us exercise it. So who attends protests, and why? A sociologist at UNC studies exactly that.

“Speaking of the First Amendment” is a collaborative project between Carolina Connection, UNC’s student TV newscast, Carolina Week, and its online news site Reese News.

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