With their pitchforks on high, an angry mob of University of California, Santa Cruz students rushed the school's administration building Tuesday, demanding a dorm on campus be painted in "Pan-Afrikan" colors.
"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," wrote the school's Afrikan Black Student Alliance group in a list of demands.
"These Pan-Afrikan colors represent Black liberation, and represent our diaspora, and the goals of our people."
The local NBC affiliate in the Bay Area reports:
Nearly 200 people, many of whom are members of the Afrikan Black Student Alliance, took over Clark Kerr Hall for a sit-in that started Tuesday. The demonstration kicked off with a march, after which students made a beeline for the university's main administrative building and blocked its entrance with chairs and tables.
"The Afrikan Black Caribbean identified students have spoken," the group said in a statement. "The issues on this campus far exceed anything easily fixed."
The alliance is demanding a four-bedroom low-income housing cooperative for the benefit of "historically disadvantaged students," the statement said, adding that the Afrikan Black Student Alliance wants to manage the property.
"Many [Afrikan Black Caribbean] identified students have been forced to take leaves of absences, withdrawals, or have not been able to attend UCSC at all due to limited, and unaffordable housing options," the statement said.
"We’ve taken some steps forward, including hiring a recruitment specialist and a retention specialist, and continue to discuss how we can make sure that all students feel supported and have a sense of belonging," a capitulating statement from the school read in response.
"The campus is sensitive to the needs being expressed by the students."
UC Santa Cruz chancellor is slated to meet with the SJW on Thursday. Yes, because apparently nothing could be more pressing.