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Kansas State U. Students Demand a Portion of Athletics Revenue Go to Black Lives Matter

Kansas State U. Students Demand a Portion of Athletics Revenue Go to Black Lives Matter

“demand more substantive actions be taken against campus racism”

In this current climate, would anyone really be surprised if the school agreed to this demand?

The College Fix reports:

KSU students march on July 4, demand percentage of athletic revenue go to Black Lives Matter

Approximately 100 Kansas State University students marched to President Richard Myers’ house on July 4 to demand more substantive actions be taken against campus racism.

One demand is that a percentage of athletic revenue be funneled to the local chapter of Black Lives Matter.

Unfortunately (for the demonstrators), Myers was away in Virginia. But according to The Mercury, the activists promised, as one recent KSU grad put it, to “stay on [him] until [he] gets something done. Period.”

March organizer Miranda Urban said students “do not need more publicity stunts” nor “empty statements to win over the crowd.” She said the campus community wants to know “blatant, outspoken discrimination is not tolerated and can be reprimanded.”

The demonstration comes after KSU student Jaden McNeil, founder of America First Students, had tweeted an insensitive remark about George Floyd’s past drug use and criminal activity. Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, the tragedy leading to the current Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Various KSU football and women’s basketball players had threatened to sit out until the university enacted a policy “to expel any student deemed racist, threatening or disrespectful.” However, President Myers noted that while McNeil’s comments were “disrespectful and abhorrent,” the university cannot overrule the First Amendment.

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Comments

Big Floyd’s gone a month and a half off the crack pipe now.

Congrats.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to cgray451. | July 6, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Have Nancy and Schumer called him Boy George the singer yet? You know it’s coming.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 6, 2020 at 4:03 pm

I agree that racism on campus must cease. End race-normed test scores and quota admiossions.

Kansas State is just one of eight athletic departments to break even or turn a profit. When there is a budget shortfall it is often the students who have to make up the difference in a fee. if they have to allocate revenue for that the budget will quickly get out of balance. This is all before the Wuhan Flu.
Good luck getting the donor base to pony up the extra money.

Why do students feel they have a right to demand anything? Their time spent at a University is a mere blink in the life of the institution.

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