“take immediate, concrete steps to eradicate all manifestations of anti-Blackness on campus”
The left really believes their moment has come. That’s why they are issuing demands in so many places.
From the YAF Blog:
‘State of Emergency’: BLM and CSULA Faculty Issue Demands to “Eradicate Anti-Blackness”
A group of faculty and student organizations at California State University-Los Angeles have created a list of demands for the university, urging them to “take immediate, concrete steps to eradicate all manifestations of anti-Blackness on campus.”
The petition claims that CSULA administrators “have allowed institutionalized racism to function,” citing a decline in black student enrollment at the school. It also claims the university has “forestalled the potential appointment” of Dr. Melina Abdullah as the dean for Ethnic Studies. Abdullah spearheaded a campaign to attempt to shut down YAF’s Ben Shapiro speech at the school back in 2016 and has labeled the Young Americans for Freedom chapter a “white supremacist group,” leading to a free speech lawsuit against the university which YAF won.
The groups behind the petition, including the Black Student Union, Black Faculty and Staff Caucus, BLM Los Angeles, California Faculty Association, and others are demanding that the school:
– Appoint Dr. Melina Abdullah the dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, noting she will “contest the entrenched manifestations of academic neoliberalism and anti-Blackness so prevalent at CSULA.”
– Defund the campus police and replace it with “non-punitive forms of accountability”
– Redirect funding from campus police to “racial and gender justice teaching, research, and anti-racism training for campus employees” as well as creating a Center for Black Student Success
– End all contracts between the school and local, county, state, and federal police departments and agencies
Declare a state of emergency for Black students which allows the Department of Pan-African Studies to admit a minimum of 500 students per year
– Give students veto and voting power on the hiring of campus administrators
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