Campus Snowflakes Lay Siege to University, Make INSANE Demands

  • 04/04/2018 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Kevin Boyd
Campus Snowflakes Lay Siege to University, Make INSANE Demands
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Howard University students continue their occupation of an administration building on campus. The takeover has entered its seventh day.

The ongoing siege at the Washington, D.C. historically black university began as a result of a financial aid scandal. The university has fired six employees as a result.

The group that is leading the takeover, HU Resist, has issued a series of demands. Among them are:

● Provide housing for all students under age 21
● An end to tuition increases
● Actively fight “rape culture” on campus
● Provide a place for students to report “sexist, classist, colorist, queerphobic, ableist, and xenophobic language”
● Implement attendance policy to account for “mental and emotional health issues”
● The disarming of campus police
● Creation of a neighborhood food pantry to serve the surrounding area
● The resignation of Howard University President Wayne A.J. Frederick and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees
● The right of students to vote on and propose policies to the Board of Trustees
 
Among the demands is action to combat “rape culture” on campus. The students are demanding the creation of a one-credit course required for graduation focusing on “gender, consent, sexuality, and sexual health.” However, reports and studies have determined that college “rape culture” is a myth.

The students are also demanding “an investigative body of students and faculty” that would provide a place to report “sexist, classist, colorist, queerphobic, ableist, and xenophobic language.” This body would also have the power to hand out discipline.

They also demand the disarming of campus police and the formation of a “Police Oversight Committee” that would investigate complaints against campus law enforcement. The students say it is necessary to show that the predominately African American university “values Black life.”

The students demand due “systematic oppression” that Howard hires more counselors “who specialize in gender and sexuality, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, intra-communal violence, etc.” and that professors automatically excuse absences related to mental and emotional health issues.

So far, Howard University and HU Resist have agreed on housing. The other demands are still being negotiated. The university is hopeful that they could reach an agreement with the students soon.

Over 50 faculty members have come out in support of HU Resist. However, the alumni association is firmly behind the administration.

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