“concluded by demanding that all be implemented within two years of the statement’s release”
Here’s the best part of the story. They weren’t laughed off campus by the administration, which is open to their agenda.
Campus Reform reports:
UCSB chancellor ‘supportive’ of Black Student Union’s $900,000+ worth of demands
The Black Student Union at the University of California, Santa Barbara called for massive changes to the university earlier this month with a list of demands including more than $900,000 worth of paid positions and a new student center catered toward black students, a proposal that appears to have the support of the school’s chancellor.
As originally reported by the UCSB Daily Nexus, the statement claims that “the University system as it stands, specifically that at UCSB, does not institutionally support the health and well being of Black students…” and that there was “structural inefficiency and lack of regard for the success and health of Black students.” The group also referred to several incidents of “anti-blackness” and said institutional changes were necessary to provide a black advocacy platform.
The list of demands goes on to specify several objectives that UCSB would need to accomplish by 2021. These provisions include the creation of an “Office of Black Student Development,” which would house eight staff members tasked with supporting black students. The cost of the new office would be $901,836.
The demands refer multiple times to the 1968 protests in which black students occupied the then-computer center of campus and renamed it “Malcolm X Hall” and produced a list of demands. Among these demands were the creation of the modern black studies department and threats to destroy the computing equipment if students were dislodged early. The Feb. 8 statement concluded by demanding that all be implemented within two years of the statement’s release and that students be heavily involved at all levels of the process.
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