Skip to comments.Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week
Posted on 01/21/2014 5:47:58 AM PST by Altura Ct.
Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union said they would have to resort to physical action if a list of seven demands issued on Martin Luther King Day are not met within seven days, The Ann Arbor News reported.
If negotiations are not complete we will be forced to do more, beginning to increase valiantly our activism for social progress and take physical actions on the University of Michigans campus, said senior Shayla Scales to a group of students gathered on campus, according to the Ann Arbor News.
The seven demands, read aloud by an activist associated with the union after a speech by entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte, included calls for more control over the Black Student Unions budget, more housing for lower-income students, a new multicultural student center, the requirement of classes teaching all students about the historical treatment of minorities, access to emergency scholarships for minority students, increased exposure to library materials and a requirement that 10 percent of the campus be represented by black students.
Besides the speech by Belafonte, who has recently compared conservative business leaders to the Ku Klux Klan at a rally for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the social justice activist group By Any Means Necessary, which strongly advocates affirmative action policies, also rallied on campus, blocking traffic in the process.
Mondays demands come two months after the Black Student Union began a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #BBUM. The hashtag, which stands for Being Black at Michigan, trended nationally and was a response to a campus fraternitys plans to hold a Hood Ratchet Thursday party.
The BBUM campaign, as difficult as it was to hear, has been incredibly insightful. We hear you, and we are making changes, said University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman before Belafontes talk, The Ann Arbor News reported.
Coleman, along with school provost Martha Pollack, had issued a three-pronged approach to address diversity at the school. The school plans to implement diversity and tolerance programming beginning next year, according to another report from The Ann Arbor News. A student-faculty committee is also being set up to address campus diversity.
The school has been the center of many similar debates. The U.S. Supreme Court backed the University of Michigan law schools affirmative action policies in a landmark 2003 case. But in 2006, Michigan voters overturned the law. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on that matter last October.
The percentage of black students at the school has declined since the 2006 vote. Black students made up 4.6 percent of the schools student population in 2012, down from 6.8 percent in 2008, according to The Ann Arbor News.
Members of the student union who issued the seven demands for change would not specify what types of physical actions they planned to take, the Ann Arbor News reported.
Sounds like a terrorism threat to me. Where is Homeland Security? Eric Holder?
Is their pysical actions any diffeent than what is going on today?
Alright, that school is done. It will be taken over by rude power hungry idiots who want to steal from its “budget” and teach what they want.
The BaBUM campaign? Really? If any individual wants to BaBUM, go right ahead...
Blah, blah, blah, blah......
Daylight come and I wanna go home...
If I had a kid enrolled there, he/she would be unenrolled today
If they think its bad now wait until 20 million illegals are citizenized and given free tuition, etc.
I suggest the University of Michigan White Student Union leave campus for a few days. Oh wait, never mind.
Terrorist threat: immediate expulsion, jail.
Hell they’re probably getting tips from ol’ eric from his days of old when he and other criminals occupied the university administrative offices. Man have we sunk to unbelievable lows in the past 20 years. Looks like “the plan” is working out just fine. The one where we become a 2nd/3rd rate country. Purty sad.
Meanwhile, my son and daughter were both turned down by Michigan, in spite of being valedictorian and salutatorian respectively at high school, and while both ended up at Purdue, neither gained even a single penny of scholarship money for all of their hard work. Both are now on the Dean’s List there by the way — and paying $45,000 per year each out of their own pockets (via student loans).
...of course, they don’t have minority status, so they don’t count.
This is how they turned Detroit into a ghost town,.
This can be DIRECTLY tied to the clown in the WH and his Veep. Uniter?
You are an invited guest to study at the university. Revoke that invitation.... want your university to have those things... build your own. Buh Bye
for the “uninformed”.... this about anpther “hood ratchet” party...long since cancelled
University of Michigan fraternity is under fire after scheduling a Hood Ratchet themed party.
Theta Xi created a Facebook event for a November 7 party, entitled World Star Hip[-]Hop Presents: Hood Ratchet Thursday.
Started from da bottom now we here but now we goin back to da hood again!! [sic] the since-removed invitation read.
The event sparked outrage among minority students by specifically inviting: rappers, twerkers, gangsters (no bloods allowed), thugs, basketball players, bad b*tches, ratchet p***y.
Is the University of Michigan still a school or what?
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