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Black Campus Activists at Tulane U. Demand Free Tuition and Reparations

Black Campus Activists at Tulane U. Demand Free Tuition and Reparations

“Tulane must first acknowledge the trauma it has inflicted on black community members.”

This seems like another example of activists taking advantage of the current climate. Why else would they suddenly make these demands now?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Campus Activists Demand Free Tuition and Reparations

Tulane University activists are demanding that the school offer reparations to the descendants of slaves who worked on the plantation that became campus grounds nearly 200 years ago.

Before the school’s establishment in 1834—created as a medical university in response to the cholera, yellow fever, and smallpox epidemics—the land was used as a plantation. The school’s Black Student Union (BSU) asked administrators to identify the descendants of the enslaved people who once worked on the plantation and offer them full tuition and more, according to a list of demands posted online.

“We demand that Tulane allocates funding to track down the descendants of the enslaved people who labored at the Tulane plantation and offer them full tuition and room and board scholarships that include a living stipend each semester of attendance at Tulane,” the post reads. “Tulane must first acknowledge the trauma it has inflicted on black community members. It is Tulane’s responsibility to recognize their longstanding history of racism and take actionable steps to reconcile those practices.”

The Black Student Union did not return a request for comment.

The demands were not limited to the descendants of slaves. The group also said the university must offer financial assistance to students who suffered “emotional damage and trauma” by the on-campus presence of the “Victory Bell” after the university discovered in February that it was used to direct the movement of enslaved Africans in 1825. The 1960s-era campus landmark—dubbed the McAlister slave bell by activists—was removed after the university discovered its ties to slavery. The group now demands reparations and apologies from past Tulane presidents—dead or alive—who allowed the bell to represent the campus.

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Ol' Jim hisself | July 29, 2020 at 10:40 am

Are these ‘activists’ students? If so, expel them! If not, tell them to piss off!

Unfortunately, the cowards in charge will likely roll over and give them what they want, and then they will demand more.

Hand out worthless certificates to the indigents and they will have gotten their money’s worth without even having lied on loan applications.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 29, 2020 at 11:50 am

Given how everything with thiem is black black black blackety-black, throw them out on their black behinds. Give them road maps to Grambling, Fisk, or Morehouse.

That line at the top, about “first acknowledging the trauma” is incorrect.

If they had to choose one, the acknowledgement or the money, they’d pick the money. In either case, they would scream that it wasn’t enough.

Statistically, descendants of blacks brought to the US as slaves are significantly better off than descendants of those who remained in Africa.

Why don’t they demand automatic hiring to highly-paid jobs while they are at it—with mandatory promotions every year? After all, when one is making unreasonable demands only the sky should be the limit!

What are these ‘activists’ doing on campus when the universities are all closed? And if they are not on campus, why are administrators trembling in the face of their demands? Given that there are no other students there as a counterweight to their demands, it seems they are pushing on an open door.

“The group now demands reparations and apologies from past Tulane presidents—dead or alive—who allowed the bell to represent the campus.”

Good luck getting anything from past presidents, now dead.

Do you see why nword will never go away? They are not born “like that”, they are taught to be “that way”.

The worst enemy of “black people” is public education, starting well before the ordinary age for student enrollment

AT some level, someone of importance…..should tell this dribbling, babbling…..MORON TO STFU!…..AND GET A JOB…maybe???

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