University of Chicago Activists Seek One Billion in Reparations
“provide $1 billion in grant funding for affordable housing, and increase transparency about University-owned land”
These activists have clearly been watching what has been unfolding in California. They seem to believe this is possible. What happens when they find out it is not actually possible?
The College Fix reports:
U. Chicago activists seek $1 billion in reparations
University of Chicago students activists have relaunched their reparations campaign aimed at their school.
The campaign seeks $1 billion in reparations from the university.
University of Chicago Against Displacement has not responded to multiple emails from The College Fix sent in the past few weeks that asked for more information about its demands.
However, it reportedly “demanded that the University spend $20 million annually on rental assistance and STEM programs” and “recommit to not expanding into Woodlawn or Washington Park,” according to The Chicago Maroon.
The university must also “expand its employer-assisted housing to low-income neighborhoods” and “provide $1 billion in grant funding for affordable housing, and increase transparency about University-owned land,” according to an email reviewed by the student newspaper.
The Fix contacted the university’s media relations team four times in the last two weeks for comment concerning the demands and whether the university has attempted to meet with the protestors, but no one has responded.
There have been few posts on UCAD’s social media pages since the February relaunch according to a Fix review, although a meeting was scheduled for Thursday to discuss the reparations campaign more.
The organization linked its activism work to broader efforts in Chicago’s South Side centered around the Obama Presidential Center.
The group describes itself as a “student-led organization committed to supporting marginalized communities within Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods as a member of the Obama CBA coalition.”
CBA stands for Community Benefits Agreement, which refers to providing specific guarantees to local residents who are concerned about gentrification and displacement due to President Barack Obama’s presidential library being built in the area. President Obama taught at the University of Chicago and represented the area as a state senator.
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Dear University of Chicago Against Displacement:
1). Shut up and get back to class, or,
2) Transfer to Oberlin.
-signed- Dean T G Grizzly
I’m not sure who is more pitiful — the 20-somethings who still think that Santa Claus exists, or the 50-somethings that still work hard not to disillusion them.
“President Obama taught at the University of Chicago and represented the area as a state senator.”
Both those statements lack veracity. The key words are “taught” and “represented.”
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” to dweeem the impossible dweeem……..”
If it’s because of the Obama presidential library, let Obama pay the reparations.
Maybe they should ask the Obama to go elsewhere! And yeah Chicago – fork over another BILLION for them and see how quickly 80% of it ends up in rich DEMOcrats pockets!!