“call on school officials to meet all of their demands”
Once again, progressive ideas are so popular that they have to be made mandatory.
The College Fix reports:
Washburn black activists demand ‘mandatory diversity training,’ ‘hate speech’ sanctions
The Black Student Union at Washburn University continues to call on school officials to meet all of their demands.
The group held a “peaceful takeover rally” last semester and wants to see more action from university administrators.
The impetus for repeating the demands was a perceived failure to punish a chemistry professor who allegedly wore blackface. Subsequent evidence showed the professor, Holly O’Neill, wore dark-greenish zombie makeup at a Halloween party.
The original list of demands, first released in 2019, included identifying a location for a “Multicultural Student Resource Center,” “mandatory diversity training” for “all Washburn faculty, staff, administration and police,” and creating punishments for “hate speech,” according to the Washburn Review.
The College Fix reached out to BSU, and two alumni, D’Mya Valdivia and Alona Harrison, three times in the past three weeks for comment on the rally and demands. No responses were received to email and Facebook messages.
The black student group objected to the new multicultural center and cited what they said is a lack of input from BSU.
“Two members of the group were officially representing BSU, so we were involved in getting MILS, which is now the Multicultural Intersectional Learning Space,” an activist said in the Instagram video. “When the opening of MILS was announced publicly in the summer of 2020 BSU students and BSU alumni were unaware that the project was finalized, BSU was upset about the name and angry that the space they requested was not the space created.”
“So basically, we were lied to. Our input was asked, but after our input was asked at the beginning, it was no longer valid, it was no longer necessary,” she continued.
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