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Black Student Activist Group at Columbia U. Gives School 48 Hours to Acknowledge Demands

Black Student Activist Group at Columbia U. Gives School 48 Hours to Acknowledge Demands

“Mobilized African Diaspora” also known as MAD.

It’s amazing how many student groups are completely comfortable releasing lists of ‘demands’ these days.

The College Fix reports:

‘Mobilized African Diaspora’ gives Columbia U. 48 hrs. to respond to race-based demands

A group of ten black students “tired and frustrated with [Columbia] University” has given campus officials 48 hours to acknowledge receipt of its demands regarding Columbia’s “anti-blackness.”

The “Mobilized African Diaspora” also wants Columbia to commit to a meeting with the group within two weeks.

According to the Columbia Daily Spectator, MAD spent the summer “organizing a student response” to the “murders” of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd “and many other Black individuals at the hands of law enforcement officers.”

(“Murders” is in quotes because, like many other student newspapers, the Spectator apparently is unfamiliar with the term’s definition. MAD’s spokesman even uses Michael Brown as an example of past police misdeeds, even though the officer who shot and killed him was cleared several times of wrongdoing, including by Barack Obama’s Justice Department.)

In its list of demands, MAD contends Columbia has a “deep history of anti-Blackness” and in addition to “systemically failing Black folx on campus,” the university has “destroyed much” of West Harlem.

As part of reparations for that neighborhood (and more), MAD demands:

— a commitment of 50% of Columbia’s Approved Vendors List to local black-owned businesses,

— assurance that 50% of retail space within the Manhattanville General Project Area is used by local black-owned businesses,

— annual donations of $500K to West Harlem’s Columbia Secondary School with “annual endowment donations of 1 million for a period of 10 years,”

— a deposit of $1,000,000 “in various local minority-owned banks and credit unions in the greater Harlem area,”

— Columbia end all support for the New York Police Department…


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The Friendly Grizzly | September 5, 2020 at 10:18 am

48 hours is plenty of time to prepare expulsion packets., dormitory eviction paperwork, and to gather enough law enforcement to put down any “unrest”.

amatuerwrangler | September 5, 2020 at 8:25 pm

If Columbia is such a terrible why the hell are they attending at all? Giving money (not necessarily their money) to that school will only perpetuate the problem. Go to some other college.

I can help if the admin is pressed for time, and I require no fee or any accolades; its just my contribution to higher ed:

“The administration acknowledges receipt of your demands and finds them ridiculous. Get back to your homework.”

Let’s ask Barry Sotero, Eric Holder and many other non-white professionals including my wife from P.R. who worked hard as an undergrad and was top of her class at Columbia Medical School. When you can’t do well you try to change the rules. Probably should not have been admitted in the first place

Once you start a shakedown demand list, it is hard to stop.

(paraphrased from Hunter S. Thompson’s “Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.”)

What the heck? The group is composed of 10, yes 10, students. Time to tell them to get back to class or pack up and leave–48 hours to respond to anything is ridiculous, in any event.

“tired and frustrated” is a sign of mental and emotional weakness.

Maybe don’t be broadcasting that when you’re looking to lead or t-ing up for a fight?

Personally … at this point … I don’t see any reason NOT to be anti-black.

They say “we’re tired” a lot now, that’s a BLM thing. Well, we’re tired of them too.

Why don’t they stop, and we can all relax.

” be advised we’ve reviewed your demands–you have 48hrs to call your parents and pack up your shyt “

“It is too bad that you find Columbia University lacking in ways apparently important to only the ten of you. If you will notify the Registrar’s office to which university you are transferring, we will ensure your academic credits (if any) are transferred. In the meantime, you have been dis-enrolled from all your classes, and you have 24 hours to remove your possessions from campus. At the end of that time, you will no longer have reason nor permission to be on campus and your presence will be considered criminal trespass and reported to the police accordingly.”