Some University of Chicago students who belong to the group "United Core" have released a set of demands for the University. This goes along with the normal way things are done on campus these days. University administrations have been caving to the demands of fringe student groups, either because of fear or because of solidarity. Probably a bit of both. The U of Chicago students really put a lot of effort into their list. Here are the top three, according to their Google Document which Campus Reform obtained:
- We demand the creation of a University funded and run cultural houses, specifically a Black House, a Latinx House, and an Asian House that stand independent of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. These houses shall function similarly to The Center for Identity + Inclusion but will focus on the specified community.
- We demand a Race and Ethnic Studies Department as well as an increased budget for programming carried out through the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.
- We demand that the University hire more faculty of color.
To celebrate the release of the demands, they had a rally on campus which -- according to their Facebook page -- served “as the launch of a long-term campaign fighting for marginalized students.” I bet that was a good time -- all the bitterness and anger in one place... By the way, these "marginalized students" attend one of the top universities in the nation. One that costs $71,000 per year to attend. Must be tough.
More from Campus Reform:
The ultimatum also asks for a set of “university-funded and run cultural houses, specifically a Black House, a Latinx House, and an Asian House,” before turning its attention to the school’s core curriculum, demanding “a new ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ graduation requirement” that would be “primarily focused on any US-centric structural oppression, such as race, gender, and sexuality.”
In all there are almost 50 demands demanded at least 6 separate "racially-themed academic departments." And you thought Gender Studies was a joke.
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