||During the mid-1980s, students from across the nation
were deeply disturbed by apartheid in South Africa. But how could
they impact ugly racism and brutality on a distant continent? Student
groups focused on their own university's investment
policies and began demanding devesture of all South African
stock holdings. Through sit-ins, speak-outs, and resolutions, students
managed to change university financial practices on many campuses.
This narrowed focus generated intense media coverage and pushed other institutions
to re-examine investment policies.