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University of California, Irvine, sociologist David Meyer said the divestment movement succeeded in localizing a struggle against racial and economic oppression happening 8,000 miles away. “I think we see the legacies of the anti-apartheid campaign everywhere,” said Meyer. “As the campaigns developed, students took on more aggressive actions, most notably the shantytown protests. It started at Columbia University: they built ramshackle housing on college greens to bring the struggle of South Africa home. And in some ways that’s what we saw with the Occupy movement."

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