When the University of Washington tried to hold a “race and equity” meeting about subtle forms of racism, that wasn’t enough for some students.
At least 200 Black Lives Matter students marched into the class chanting “Black lives matter” and launched into a series of emotional tirades about racial tensions on campus.
The UW needs to do more than just talk about diversity, said student Palca Shibale, who has emerged as one of the strongest and most outspoken leaders with the campus Black Lives Matter movement.
She said the university is moving too slowly and delicately. “Something needs to happen, and it needs to happen right away,” she said. “We’re here to have a revolution.”
The BLM students issued seven demands that include:
- A 25 percent increase in faculty of color by winter 2017
- New community policing model to address UW police behavior
- Increased recruiting of students of color
- Recognize that UW is located on federally unrecognized ancestral land of the Duwamish people
- Renaming two streets on the basis that they are named after men who took part in an indigenous genocide
- They also demanded that the university recognize that it is located on unrecognized ancestral land of the Duwamish people.
- They asked that two streets, Stevens Way and Whitman Court, be renamed because they allegedly honor men who were responsible for “indigenous genocide.”
(Via Seattle Times)
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
FEC ATTACKING CONSERVATIVE FILMMAKER FOR FILM ABOUT OBAMA