Apparently, we should believe that black college students in California are terribly oppressed. Black students at UC Santa Cruz took over an Administrative building and planned to stay put, no matter what, until their demands were met. What were those demands, you ask? Oh, only that a particular dorm on campus (that is already named for Rosa Parks and “African-American themed”) be set aside for black students. It’s like they’re demanding segregation all over again. There were a couple other things too, making 4 demands total. Here they are courtesy of a local station:
1) “Similar to EOP students and International students’ housing guarantees, we demand that ALL African Black Caribbean identified students have a 4 year housing guarantee to live in the Rosa Parks African American Themed House. Guaranteeing this would provide a viable living option to all (Afrikan/Black/Caribbean) identified students regardless of housing status and college affiliation. We demand a written agreement by the opening of housing applications in April 2017.”
2) “We demand the university remove the beds and release the Rosa Parks African Themed House lounge so it can serve its original purpose. We demand the lounge be returned by Fall 2017.”
3) “We demand that the university fund the ENTIRE exterior of the Rosa Parks African American Themed House being painted Pan-Afrikan colors (Red, green, and black) by the start of Spring quarter 2017. These Pan Afrikan colors represent Black liberation, and represent our diaspora, and the goals of our people.”
4) “We demand that all new incoming students from 2017-2018 school year forward (first years and transfers) go through a mandatory in-person diversity competency training in the event that the online module is not implemented by JUNE 2017. We demand that the training be reviewed and approved by A/BSA board every two years. We demand that every incoming student complete this training by their first day of class.”
As Tucker Carlson predicted when he interviewed one of the protest leaders, the University caved to all of the demands. Ah, the things kids learn in college these days. Throw a fit and you get what you want (as long as you’re not white).