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Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week
The Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2014 | Chuck Ross

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 Michigan’s 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 Union’s 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.

Monday’s 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 fraternity’s plans to hold a “Hood Ratchet Thursday” party.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; extortion; harrybelafonte; mlk; racebaiters
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1 posted on 01/22/2014 10:03:19 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: ~Pandora

Any one that get hurt as a result of this should sue the pants off the affirmative action students.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 10:07:51 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: ~Pandora

They going to play “knockout” on some unsuspecting elderly white people?

Notice the cowards don’t confront people their own size and age?


3 posted on 01/22/2014 10:08:03 PM PST by boycott
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To: ~Pandora

I have an idea. Expel the trouble makers and have them all arrested.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 10:09:15 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ~Pandora

Do we have a countdown clock?


5 posted on 01/22/2014 10:09:46 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: BlackJack; Travis McGee

FWIW


6 posted on 01/22/2014 10:11:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: ~Pandora

This never would have happened if KFC was the official caterer of the union.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 10:12:41 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ElkGroveDan

I have a better idea. Midnight basketball!


8 posted on 01/22/2014 10:13:23 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ~Pandora
with the hashtag #BBUM. The hashtag, which stands for “Being Black at Michigan”

"At" starts with a "u" now?

In the world of UM's Black Student Union, I guess.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 10:19:01 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: ~Pandora

“...a requirement that 10 percent of the campus be represented by black students.”

A power grab. Everything else is a distraction.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 10:21:53 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: ~Pandora

effing morons.

like obama and everyone destroying our country, i hope they fail.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 10:25:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: max americana

kfc!?! try popeyes.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 10:26:15 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ~Pandora

this meets the legal definition of Terrorist Threats, a felony


13 posted on 01/22/2014 10:29:11 PM PST by KTM rider
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To: samadams2000
Any one that get hurt as a result of this should sue the pants off the affirmative action students.

Totally agree.

14 posted on 01/22/2014 10:29:37 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: canuck_conservative

Probably “Being Black at the University of Michigan”


15 posted on 01/22/2014 10:30:02 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Secret Agent Man

Popeye’s only applies if it’s Tuesday. Line up on their $1.29 breast and thigh Tuesdays and you’ll find out.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 10:30:11 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ElkGroveDan
I have an idea. Expel the trouble makers and have them all arrested.

This is actually what should be done. Inform those issuing threats that the administration will not be coerced into any policy changes, and any student who engages in "physical action" will immediately be expelled and subjected to any applicable criminal charges. However, this is the Univ of Michigan and its spineless Liberal leaders and faculty will quite probably cave to the mau mau tactics of the black agitators.

17 posted on 01/22/2014 10:38:50 PM PST by Robwin
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To: ElkGroveDan
I have an idea. Expel the trouble makers and have them all arrested.

That was my first thought as well.

18 posted on 01/22/2014 10:39:10 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: Jet Jaguar

Black student activism ping


19 posted on 01/22/2014 10:43:27 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Robwin

This is from the article:

“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 Belafonte’s talk, The Ann Arbor News reported.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 10:43:28 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: Moose Burger

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.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 10:47:25 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: ~Pandora

And we want the letter “S” stricken from the
English language....


22 posted on 01/22/2014 10:54:22 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: ~Pandora

physical action?

get a job.

that’s a physical action


23 posted on 01/22/2014 11:02:43 PM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I have an idea. Expel the trouble makers and have them all arrested.

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 ...

24 posted on 01/22/2014 11:03:56 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

And stop bringing in people like Belafonte that rile people up.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 11:44:42 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: ~Pandora
Maybe he wants to emulate Thomas Jones, former CEO of Citi Asset Management. He held the student union hostage at Cornell in the 60s with a .30-06. Meanwhile he ruined many lives. Don't ask him about it. He doesn't want to talk about it. Feel free to call him a bigoted piece of human trash though.
26 posted on 01/22/2014 11:48:02 PM PST by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: ~Pandora

Wow! What does the White Student Union have to say about this?


27 posted on 01/22/2014 11:55:56 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: canuck_conservative

#BBUM = Be a BUM?


28 posted on 01/23/2014 12:05:54 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ~Pandora

they’re threatening physical action if they don’t get affirmative action iow.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 12:34:54 AM PST by RC one
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To: ~Pandora
"increased exposure to library materials"

Is someone preventing them from going to the library?
30 posted on 01/23/2014 12:50:33 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: ~Pandora
"a requirement that 10 percent of the campus be represented by black students."

What is that supposed to mean? How about true equality - a requirement that any scholarship athlete must have the same GPA that non-athletes are required to have?
31 posted on 01/23/2014 12:52:41 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: upsdriver

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!


32 posted on 01/23/2014 12:55:28 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: BwanaNdege

...or bums for short. Well-named.


33 posted on 01/23/2014 12:57:48 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yeah de don eats yard bird at church’s cuz grease gift all ova da pages in da good book .....


34 posted on 01/23/2014 1:20:22 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Kozak

We want, a shrubbery. Something very nice, but not too expensive.


35 posted on 01/23/2014 1:29:24 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Steve_Seattle

I thought the same thing.


36 posted on 01/23/2014 1:31:55 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: ~Pandora

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.


37 posted on 01/23/2014 1:38:07 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: ~Pandora

38 posted on 01/23/2014 1:38:42 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Steve_Seattle

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......


39 posted on 01/23/2014 1:46:28 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: GOYAKLA

I type too slow. GMTA


40 posted on 01/23/2014 1:48:18 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: ~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
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If this were the word put out, it would never see the light of day

“OFFICIALS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHICAN SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO RESORT TO ‘PHYSICAL ACTION” IF THE MBSU DOESN’T CEASE AND DESIST”.


41 posted on 01/23/2014 1:55:18 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: samadams2000; ~Pandora; All

Why, what do these student have that you might want as compensation for pain and suffering, after the lawyers get their cut of the settlement???

If the premise of their grievances are that “if” their demands are not met within the timeframe they specified, why even begin to make those adjustments in the first place???

If their intent is to begin to be more “active” and bring more attention to the issues they demand take place, then I say that is on them, if they do something illegal, or their people begin to do something to another “demographic”...Then by all means the gloves come off...

Isn’t that what socialists like Belafonte and Obama want to happen so they can unleash their domestic army on us???

I think the conflict is inevitable, and coming very soon...

Nothing would surprise me, either way...

Besides...I still need to dig a little deeper...But were those 7 demands listed somewhere, I’ll go back and look, but it would be interesting to see what those things are...


42 posted on 01/23/2014 2:27:19 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Nih!!!


43 posted on 01/23/2014 2:40:24 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: canuck_conservative
with the hashtag #BBUM. The hashtag, which stands for “Being Black at Michigan”

Should have been just #BUMS

44 posted on 01/23/2014 2:41:22 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: stevie_d_64

That’s them!


45 posted on 01/23/2014 2:49:47 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: ~Pandora

The SOBs (sons of barack) better watch our for some reverse “physical action.”


46 posted on 01/23/2014 2:52:37 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: ~Pandora
There is a very simple solution to this. The College Republicans (if they have the guts and the budget) need to run an ad in the USA Today and Wall Street Journal asking Michigan alums to withhold donations if the administration caves.

Even a slobbering, brain dead idiot like Sally Mason understands the sound of checkbooks closing.

47 posted on 01/23/2014 3:12:31 AM PST by nonliberal (Sent from a payphone in a whorehouse in Mexico.)
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To: ~Pandora

Coalitions of community agitators will sign up with the thugs of the perpetually outraged skin collective. Individuals going to school will probably get hurt and property of residents of the state will probably be destroyed. Who will the parasitic elites in the larger socialist collective side with?

Hail to the collective BUMP!


48 posted on 01/23/2014 3:17:27 AM PST by PGalt
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To: ~Pandora

Hey, I know...... throw yourselves off a bridge!


49 posted on 01/23/2014 3:28:12 AM PST by high info voter
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To: Robwin
However, this is the Univ of Michigan and its spineless Liberal leaders and faculty will quite probably cave to the mau mau tactics of the black agitators.

They are not "spineless". They are using the Black students to advance the Leftist agenda.

Do you have any doubt that if some student Tea Party group issued a comparable statement, the entire membership would be expelled within minutes, with campus police escorting them off campus at gunpoint?

50 posted on 01/23/2014 3:44:35 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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