Skip to comments.Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week
Posted on 01/22/2014 10:03:19 PM PST by ~Pandora
Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union said they would have to resort to physical action if a list of seven demands issued on Martin Luther King Day are not met within seven days, The Ann Arbor News reported.
If negotiations are not complete we will be forced to do more, beginning to increase valiantly our activism for social progress and take physical actions on the University of Michigans campus, said senior Shayla Scales to a group of students gathered on campus, according to the Ann Arbor News.
The seven demands, read aloud by an activist associated with the union after a speech by entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte, included calls for more control over the Black Student Unions budget, more housing for lower-income students, a new multicultural student center, the requirement of classes teaching all students about the historical treatment of minorities, access to emergency scholarships for minority students, increased exposure to library materials and a requirement that 10 percent of the campus be represented by black students.
Besides the speech by Belafonte, who has recently compared conservative business leaders to the Ku Klux Klan at a rally for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the social justice activist group By Any Means Necessary, which strongly advocates affirmative action policies, also rallied on campus, blocking traffic in the process.
Mondays demands come two months after the Black Student Union began a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #BBUM. The hashtag, which stands for Being Black at Michigan, trended nationally and was a response to a campus fraternitys plans to hold a Hood Ratchet Thursday party.
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Any one that get hurt as a result of this should sue the pants off the affirmative action students.
They going to play “knockout” on some unsuspecting elderly white people?
Notice the cowards don’t confront people their own size and age?
I have an idea. Expel the trouble makers and have them all arrested.
Do we have a countdown clock?
This never would have happened if KFC was the official caterer of the union.
I have a better idea. Midnight basketball!
“...a requirement that 10 percent of the campus be represented by black students.”
A power grab. Everything else is a distraction.
like obama and everyone destroying our country, i hope they fail.
kfc!?! try popeyes.
this meets the legal definition of Terrorist Threats, a felony
Probably “Being Black at the University of Michigan”
Popeye’s only applies if it’s Tuesday. Line up on their $1.29 breast and thigh Tuesdays and you’ll find out.
This is actually what should be done. Inform those issuing threats that the administration will not be coerced into any policy changes, and any student who engages in "physical action" will immediately be expelled and subjected to any applicable criminal charges. However, this is the Univ of Michigan and its spineless Liberal leaders and faculty will quite probably cave to the mau mau tactics of the black agitators.
That was my first thought as well.
Black student activism ping
This is from the article:
The BBUM campaign, as difficult as it was to hear, has been incredibly insightful. We hear you, and we are making changes, said University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman before Belafontes talk, The Ann Arbor News reported.
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