“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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