Skip to comments.University Faculty Back Demands For Free Tuition For Black Students
Posted on 05/19/2017 11:35:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
First the student government at Western Kentucky University (WKU) demanded that black students be given free tuition to make up for historical wrongs like slavery and segregation.
Now the faculty government at the academic institution are implicitly supporting that demand by insisting the university create a fund to pay education expenses for black students and other underrepresented groups, The College Fix reports.
The student government resolution insisted that reparations for historical racism be provided in the form of full and free access for all black people. Last week, the facility decided to stand in solidarity with the students and back the support the resolution. The Bowling Green Daily News reports that 30 faculty members voted in favor of the resolution, three against and three abstained apparently following 30 minutes of contentious debate.
Following the original student government resolution and a wave of national media coverage that featured on-air interviews with students pushing for the free tuition, outgoing WKU president Gary Ransdell decided to intervene in the controversy, indicating that the university would not be adopting the students demands but would direct resources, energy and effort toward those methods that are responsible, practical and proven to achieve student success, with a particular focus on underrepresented minorities, low-income and first generation college students.
The faculty now want new president Timothy Caboni to commit to that policy by funding the educational of black students and others deemed worthy of subsidized or free education.
The faculty members also say Caboni needs to address the legacy of discrimination in Kentucky and in America that created ongoing wealth disparities that negatively impact or campus community.
Patricia Minter, who authored the resolution in the university senate, did not respond when asked why the faculty did not use the phrase full and free access in its demand, even though it is essentially advocating for the same thing by insisting that an education fund for minorities be established.
When asked by The College Fix if the universitys reparation policy should apply to all black students and not just those who are direct descendants of slaves resolution co-author Brian Anderson provided no comment.
The Dems should be forced to pay their own way.
This is never going to end if anyone enables this crap.
It will never be enough.
You cannot placate socialist liberal nutjobs.
Appeasement is weakness.
You need to take stuff away. Only way they will shut up and respect your position.
What I found was LOTS and LOTS of scholarships for Blacks and Hispanics.
Never did find ANY scholarships for Whites.
So, why give free tuition to people who have scholarships going out the wazoo?
Do you know who pays the majority of the professors salaries?
It is middle class White kids who got B's and C's in high school.
Amen. The more they try to apologize for imagined wrongs using money and free stuff, the more they enable blacks to begin stealing taxpayer dollars as justification for lack of incentive to work! NBRA.com is a great website run by black republicans. Articles talk of how Democrats want to keep them on Plantation thru these methods, rather than help them succeed.
Tell these black kids to STFU and get a job like Rudy did.
He told that to grade schoolers when they asked how they’d pay for college lol
In the meantime, I had to pull tens of thousands from my 401-k to pay for my daughter’s education. That’s money I sacrificed to get that was money I would need for my elderly years when age discrimination would prevent employment to pay for my existence. So I make that sacrifice while others use racial blackmail to educate their children for free. I hate these con artists.
Irish slaves in America were treated far worse than black slaves.
I guess we will have reparations for them too.
Lets just give everyone reparations. Life is hard and unfair to everyone. Cash in on your ancestral pain and suffering.
Everyone get in touch with your inner crybaby snowflake.
“Irish slaves in America were treated far worse than black slaves.”
The absurdity of giving free tuition aside, seriously dont give these guys ammo by saying something so goofy like that.
They were. They sold for less and were cared for less.
Soon College and University education will be completely worthless....
So it will be free for black students to become indoctrinated marxists? Everyone else will have to pay....
I’m of German ancestry. My people started two world wars and what do we have to show for it?
Well we already have some worthless degrees: insert your favorite “victim” followed by studies.
Yes, but the descendants of the original tribes really don't like the descendants of the American slaves who took over the place.
Samuel Doe had taken power in a popular coup in 1980 against William R. Tolbert, becoming the first Liberian President of non Americo-Liberian descent. Doe established a military regime called the People's Redemption Council and enjoyed early support from a large number of indigenous Liberian tribes who had been excluded from power since the founding of the country in 1847 by freed American slaves.
There aren’t enough barista/bartender jobs to employ them all.
It will end when white students leave for saner grounds.
‘The Dems should be forced to pay their own way.’
If Dems had to pay their own way they would be 40 before they could earn a 2 year degree in basket weaving.
Direct ancestors, huh? Well, my direct ancestor fought for the Union and was wounded. We gave at the office.
That’s the standard you went with?
Jesus, just stop.
Admin should say...”to do this we will reduce the faculty by 20% and increase the workload of the remaining faculty while also cutting your salaries. These cuts will be painful but if just 1 D student from a under performing high school is able to get their victim studies degree, it will all be worth it.”
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