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UC Santa Cruz Students Take Over Building, Demand Mandatory Diversity Competency Training

UC Santa Cruz Students Take Over Building, Demand Mandatory Diversity Competency Training

African/Black Student Alliance also seeks repainting of Rosa Parks house and housing guarantees for “ALL African Black Caribbean identified students”

https://youtu.be/AsUK241X5iI

Students from a group called the Afrikan/Black Student Alliance have taken over a building at the University of California Santa Cruz. They claim their occupation will continue until their demands are met.

KSBW News reported:

Student takeover of UC Santa Cruz building enters Day 2

Nearly 200 people took over Kerr Hall, and are pushing university officials to return the Rosa Parks House to students by the fall.

The protesters remained locked inside Wednesday.

“The protest is peaceful, and our focus is on ensuring the safety of staff who work in the building and of the students who took over the building,” UC Santa Cruz officials said in a statement.

The African/Black Student Alliance organized the protest and wants the Rosa Parks House to be painted in traditional African colors, as well as for UC Santa Cruz to offer diversity training to the student body.

Currently, some students are sleeping or reading on the floor, while others are working on their laptops. Protesters stockpiled food to tide them over, and covered some windows with signs reading, “No room for anti-blackness on campus.”

University Chancellor George Blumenthal plans to meet the group of students on Thursday.

Tucker Carlson spoke with one of the student leaders Wednesday night:

Santa Cruz Indy Media has more including the group’s list of demands:

Black Students at UC Santa Cruz Protest Hostile Campus

We are pushing back against the language of “occupation” in recognition of the largely white-centric and fairly recent “Occupy Movement”. We are pushing back against the language of “occupation” in recognition of the very real settler occupations that are hxstorical and ongoing, such as the European colonization and occupation of “The Americas”, as well as the current context of occupation in Palestine.

We move in solidarity with Black people all over the world who are occupied by liberalism and neoliberalism’s devastating socioeconomic and political policies and materialities. This includes folks on The Continent, Palestinian people, and other Black and Brown people all over the world. While the actual actions during this Reclamation may appear the same as other “occupations” on campus and off-campus, we know that language does matter as do intentions.

What We Demand:

Our demands for the Reclamation are simple, for now. They are as follows:

1. Similar to EOP students and International students’ housing guarantees, we demand that ALL African Black Caribbean identified students have a 4 year housing guarantee to live in the Rosa Parks African American Themed House. Guaranteeing this would provide a viable living option to all ABC identified students regardless of housing status and college affiliation. We demand a written agreement by the opening of housing applications in April 2017.

2. We demand the university remove the beds and release the Rosa Parks African Themed House lounge so it can serve its original purpose. We demand the lounge be returned by Fall 2017.

3. We demand that the university fund the ENTIRE exterior of the Rosa Parks African American Themed House being painted Pan-Afrikan colors (Red, green, and black) by the start of Spring quarter 2017. These Pan Afrikan colors represent Black liberation, and represent our diaspora, and the goals of our people.

4. We demand that all new incoming students from 2017-2018 school year forward (first years and transfers) go through a mandatory in-person diversity competency training in the event that the online module is not implemented by JUNE 2017. We demand that the training be reviewed and approved by A/BSA board every two years. We demand that every incoming student complete this training by their first day of class.

Earlier this week, students at St. Olaf College demanded mandatory race and gender classes after racist notes mysteriously appeared on campus.

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Comments

Pettifogger | May 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

Put up a police cordon and shut off all utilities.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Pettifogger. | May 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Maybe except for the gas.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Pettifogger. | May 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Realizing that this is California, and so the authorities are on the side of the invaders; but the proper response has to include jamming of all wifi and cellphones, which will probably get them out better than tear gas, and arrest each of them as they leave for a host of charges ranging from trespass to burglary. Prosecute, convict, cost them scholarships and any chance at a job because of the felony conviction anywhere other than the NFL and the Democrat Party.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Pettifogger. | May 5, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Would a police cordon be… cordon bleu?

    /sorry…

The only proper response to their demands is “NO” and immediate expulsion for each of the students participating in this illegal, and idiotic, activity.

Blacks from Caribbean island nations have no business coming to a public U.S. university and making demands for campus housing guarantees, or demands that the housing be painted in “African” colors, nor do they have any business demanding that other students be required to undergo forced indoctrination in their idiotic racist claptrap.

Expel these thugs and send them home.

    mailman in reply to Observer. | May 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Hahahahahahhaa….oh you sweet, sweet naive thing!!! These children will get everything they want out of this! Thats why they do sh1t like this!

Is there any point at which these children attend classes? Ever?

I say give them what they want and then take photos after a few years. Then bring on the “competency” testing. Should mirror every one of the different cultures and nations that are governed by nitwits like these clowns.

Our demands for the Reclamation are simple, ***for now***.

Call in Democrat Janet Reno (even though she’s no longer on the planet). Treat them the way the Branch Davidians were treated.

Reno and Clinton were Democrats. Don’t want anyone to forget that fact.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to pfg. | May 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Throw in Our National Hero Lon Horiuchi for some marksmanship practice.

How ’bout expelling their black @sses!

Oh puh-leeze!!! Grow up!

As long as college administrators keep caving these type of attacks will continue happening. They need to make an example of a group soon. Doesn’t need to be a Kent State type of example but a couple days in jail and expulsion/firing from school for every person involved would be a start. Followed by the same treatment for every infraction of this sort on every campus.

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to gmac124. | May 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    …but a couple days in jail and expulsion/firing from school for every person involved would be a start. Followed by the same treatment for every infraction of this sort on every campus.

    With “Gentle Janet” Napolitano running things? You funny gai…

mochajava76 | May 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

I work at a university, and now realize that all these SJWs won’t be kicked out but will get most of their demands met by the administration. Do you know why?

Enrollment is down at virtually all universities and colleges.
Each student represents tens of thousands of dollars per school year (tuition + room/board).
The universities cannot afford to call their bluff nor kick them out.

So expect more and more students to make unbelievable demands of their university leadership. They are realizing that there is no down side to their behavior.

    gmac124 in reply to mochajava76. | May 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

    One question I have which may not be answerable. Why is enrollment down? Meeting the demands of the SJW’s may be the cancer and the only cure to improve enrollment would be NOT meeting their demands.

      mochajava76 in reply to gmac124. | May 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      -some majors which formerly had a demand are not in demand anymore. So that major in that dept has less enrollment.

      -We have all heard the numerous stories of people with Bachelors working as a barista at Starbucks or in retail, etc . . .

      -Plus, more and more people are opting to attend a community college for two years, *then* tranfer to the State university.

      I think people are thinking long and hard about shelling $100K+ for a college education with no guarantee their son/daughter will be gainfully employed in that field and be able to pay the student loans.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to mochajava76. | May 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        “Higher education” :::cough cough::: has entered its
        Death Spiral*.

        Gmac124 is correct to think that inhuman acts by these Snowflakes is exactly what is driving away hordes of students!

        Mike Rowe has opened their eyes to see that they don’t have to be a “Debt Slave” to the Democrat Party to live a good life.

        *The sudden drop in college enrollment is even more grave than one would assume at face value. That’s because the Millennials are more numerous than the Baby Boomer generation.

        “APRIL 25, 2016
        Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation
        …Millennials, whom we define as those ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million…”

        http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/04/25/millennials-overtake-baby-boomers/

          There’s another factor; we gotta recognize that a school like UC Davis is nothing but post-adolescent daycare for 18 – 25 year olds, financed by government loans that will never be paid make. It doesn’t matter what classes they go to; they are all garbage. It doesn’t matter what they do, they’re going to get an A if they show up most of the time and a B if they show up some of the time. a C if they never show up at all.

          And they will never get a “job” with the meaningless piece of paper that will be called a “diploma” unless it’s as an “outreach specialist” on some government paid for program to convince younger stooges to sign into the system.

          Why shouldn’t they carry on like they are? The whole system has become a joke, and it doesn’t matter anymore what anyone does, so why not have fun and make a spectacle?

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to gmac124. | May 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Many of the majors that led to good jobs are down because the jobs are being filled by H1B visa holders. Some are instead opting for the trades. Someone has to build the McMansions and service the overpriced cars Kumar and Raj are buying.

    herm2416 in reply to mochajava76. | May 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Mizzou enrollment is down, precisely because of these antics. Maybe if admin said enough is enough, enrollment would go up in these places?

    Yeah, because attendance at Missou went *so* up after they caved to the SJWs there. (/snark)

    Jackie in reply to mochajava76. | May 6, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Do you really believe these students are paying tens of thousands of dollars? If they were, they would be terrified to do this stuff for fear of losing all that money by being thrown out. They are on a free ride and always get their way.

If you make diversity a course, and give a written exam, in no time flat whites and Asians will be outperforming blacks and Hispanics.

Then what?

    Whitewall in reply to gospace. | May 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Now THAT is a good one!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to gospace. | May 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Then what? The sootflakes will claim the test was written to cultural standards of whites and Asians. Stuff like words with more than two syllables, and some punctuation that goes beyond periods and commas.

    pst314 in reply to gospace. | May 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    But in order to pass the Diversity course, whites and Asians will be required to denounce themselves each week.

Thank goodness they didn’t say the pledge of allegiance or hand out copies of the constitution or they would have been expelled on the spot!

[class] diversity is a form of institutional racism that is a first-order forcing of anthropogenic prejudice.

Massinsanity | May 5, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Finals must be approaching.

Next up, demand #5… all students who participated in this occupation will be granted waivers from finals and given As in all their courses.

Does the European/White Student Alliance have any demands?

Oh. Wait. That would be racist.

Here are my demands: First, shut off power & water; require all to vacate the premises or face expulsion; if refused, seal off entrances – no people or supplies in or out; blast the building with white noise (ha ha) 24/7; wait for the cockroaches beg for safe space and a cheezburger.

Secondly, DEFUND DEFUND DEFUND tax dollars from these diversiversity indoctrination camps formerly known as university.

HamiltonNJ | May 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm

aaaaaaand Palestine..
It’s always about Palestine with these groups.

College education jumped the shark long ago.

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to Dave. | May 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Glad I got my two through before that happened. Now if they can just get things straightened out before my grandkids start.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Rick the Curmudgeon. | May 6, 2017 at 8:58 am

      They can always do “home schooling” for college.

      Seriously, there are so many certification tests and other ways that colleges give “college credit” for learning outside the classroom that I’m sure you could get a whole “4 year college” degree that way.

      In fact for many certifications such as a CPA you don’t technically even have to have a college accounting degree.

      Roger that, Rick. Mine are launched as well, but as they were in the middle of it, I told them, “Yours is likely the last generation that will attend college like this.” They are beginning to see why I said that.

buckeyeminuteman | May 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

If they’re so worried about black diaspora, they’re free to move to Africa themselves and see how demands like theirs are met by the dictators and tribal chiefs.

As much as forcefully evicting these students is a tempting thought, a wise administrator (which excludes UCSC, but I digress) would take a very simple and direct approach to this problem (which has been used before to great effect).

First, unplug the wifi in the building. Leave the signal on, but unhook it from the internet connection.

Second, after business hours, said admin should show up with the police and very calmly explain that the building is now closed, and in an hour, anybody remaining in the building will be arrested for trespassing and removed. Don’t shout, don’t yell, don’t react to the provocations that the ‘protestors’ will undoubtedly throw. If attacked by a ‘protestor’ the police officer by his side would arrest and cart off the violent offender, but don’t threaten. (they do dumb things when threatened)

In an hour, the protesters will tromp out, marching and chanting, until the building is empty. Lock the doors. Sweep the building for leftovers, photograph the mess, have the janitors clean it up, pay their overtime, and hold onto the bill.

If nothing else happens, eat the bill. If the protesters persist, present them with the bill, and if they don’t pay it, deduct the cost from any university funding the group receives.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to georgfelis. | May 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Fine, up until “If the protestors persist.” At that point, they are expelled. If this means their student visas are now void, too bad.

They should’ve been dragged out and promptly expelled.

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