Sunday, May 28, 2017
Black university group demands $40M endowment and “free housing”
After an old photo surfaced of its student body president throwing a gang sign, UCLA’s Afrikan Student Union (ASU) sent an open letter to administrators in mid-May with a list of demands, as compensation for incidents they deemed racially insensitive.
“Black students at UCLA are consistently made the targets of racist attacks by fellow students, faculty, and administration,” the ASU writes. “Unfortunately, on April 30, 2017, a photo was released depicting the USAC [Student Body] President holding gang signs.”
The accused USAC President Danny Siegel has since apologized repeatedly for the photo, saying “this is a result of my white privilege.”
ASU cited another example of racism when a fraternity held a “Kanye Western” theme party in 2015, during which attendees dressed in baggy clothes or wore padded bottoms to emulate Kim Kardashian.
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