“healing & safe spaces for Black students on and off-campus”
This would apparently violate the Civil Rights Act. Do the students even care?
Campus Reform reports:
Black Student Union demands segregated safe spaces ‘on and off campus’
Black Student Union representatives at DePaul University in Chicago are demanding new programs and spaces reserved solely for Black students and faculty.
The BSU’s demands include “healing & safe spaces for Black students on and off-campus,” despite that DePaul University previously opened cultural centers for Black, Latino, Asian American, and LGBT students. The programs would potentially violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits any college receiving federal funds from enacting programs that discriminate on the basis of race.
The BSU also called on DePaul to limit administrative positions in its healing and safe spaces to “Black faculty and staff.”
“The letter was inspired by the quick response from DePaul to the coup attempt in comparison to their slow and lackluster responses to the protests of the summer in 2020,” two BSU representatives told DePaul’s students newspaper, The DePaulia, in a joint statement. When it came to the George Floyd protests “the statements they released took several days and they were filled with unfulfilled promises, careless typos, and an overall lack of urgency.”
As an example of “careless typos,” the students cited DePaul University President Gabriel Esteban’s misnaming of Eric Garner as Eric ‘Ferguson’ in a May 29 letter he wrote to declare DePaul’s stance on police reform.
The Black Student Union also demanded “more health professionals that we as Black students can count on and feel comfortable with” and re-educating faculty on “topics relating to slavery” in new diversity, equity, and inclusion courses taught exclusively by “Black & Brown” people. The group further called for “reliable and active points of access from the student body (especially Black students) to faculty & admin.”
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