Skip to comments.Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week
Posted on 01/22/2014 10:03:19 PM PST by ~Pandora
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.
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They want affirmative action back. The voters did away with it.
Placement should be based on grades, not skin color.
What happened to skin color nit mattering? It seems it is all that matters to them.
And we want the letter “S” stricken from the
get a job.
that’s a physical action
So right. If they're expelled, they have no "standing" on the campus.
Then issue a statement saying the University is committed to the education of its students, and will not tolerate those who would disrupt its mission.
In a sane world, that would be quite enough ...
And stop bringing in people like Belafonte that rile people up.
Wow! What does the White Student Union have to say about this?
#BBUM = Be a BUM?
they’re threatening physical action if they don’t get affirmative action iow.
White Student Union will agree to the 10% Black/White ratio as long as it is also used in the Football and Basketball sports arenas!
The WSU also “demands” , the near dead, Harry Belafonte bequeath enough money to build low income Black housing, on campus!
Dang-gummit, if this Diversity thing aint great!
...or bums for short. Well-named.
Yeah de don eats yard bird at church’s cuz grease gift all ova da pages in da good book .....
We want, a shrubbery. Something very nice, but not too expensive.
I thought the same thing.
Sounds like the true racists are gearing up for a confrontation. The best thing for the school to do is to just ignore them. Let them do whatever they want to do. Sooner or later they’ll get tired and want to do something else. Then make a full video record of all the damage that the racist have cause and send them and their parent/parents/sponsor a bill.
Do student athletes have a GPA? I’ll go with the 10% black representation on campus as long as it applies to everything. Limit the representation to 10% for basketball, football, baseball, soccer, scholarships......
I type too slow. GMTA