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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Any one that get hurt as a result of this should sue the pants off the affirmative action students.
They going to play “knockout” on some unsuspecting elderly white people?
Notice the cowards don’t confront people their own size and age?
I have an idea. Expel the trouble makers and have them all arrested.
Do we have a countdown clock?
This never would have happened if KFC was the official caterer of the union.
I have a better idea. Midnight basketball!
“...a requirement that 10 percent of the campus be represented by black students.”
A power grab. Everything else is a distraction.
like obama and everyone destroying our country, i hope they fail.
kfc!?! try popeyes.
this meets the legal definition of Terrorist Threats, a felony
Probably “Being Black at the University of Michigan”
Popeye’s only applies if it’s Tuesday. Line up on their $1.29 breast and thigh Tuesdays and you’ll find out.
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.
That was my first thought as well.
Black student activism ping
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 Belafontes talk, The Ann Arbor News reported.
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
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”.
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...
Should have been just #BUMS
The SOBs (sons of barack) better watch our for some reverse “physical action.”
Even a slobbering, brain dead idiot like Sally Mason understands the sound of checkbooks closing.
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!
Hey, I know...... throw yourselves off a bridge!
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?
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