Tag: Campus Racism

Racist Incidents on College Campuses Cloud New School Year

School may have just started a few weeks ago, but a number of college campuses throughout the country have already experienced incidents of campus racism. Students across these campuses have demonstrated their dismay over the discriminatory environments. This has left a number of administrations to take a long hard look…

Yale Students: Remove Slavery Advocate's Name

By Sheryl Estrada From the Web page of the petition created by Yale Divinity School students Heaven Berhane, Nicole Tinson and Nathan Empsall. Yale University’s residential building named in honor of John C. Calhoun has causedstudents to question the moral fiber of the university. Calhoun, a member of the Yale…

More Colleges 'Commit' to Diversity Initiatives

A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherstand Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff…

Princeton U. Students Stage Campus Sit-In Over 'Racist Legacy'

By Sheryl Estrada UPDATE Nov. 20, 2015 at 6:37 a.m.: The Princeton University Press Club reportsPresident Eisgruber, Vice President Calhoun and Dean Dolan signedan amended documentof the Black Justice League’s demands late Thursday evening. After the sit-in concluded,the Department of Public Safety issued a warning about a bomb and firearm…

Black Lives Matter Student Protests Around the U.S.

By Sheryl Estrada The student protests at the University of Missouri and resignation of former President Timothy Wolfe on Nov. 9 have sparked similar protests at college campuses around the country. Many students say the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew nationally following the protests of the fatal shooting of…

More Campus Racism: Dean of School with 'Happiest Students' Resigns

Yet another college official has resigned following protests from students speaking out against racial injustices on campus. Mary Spellman, who served as a dean of Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles, announced her resignation last Thursday following an email she wrote in which she seemed to infer minority students don’t…

Luke Visconti, CEO: Crisis in Higher Education a Long Time Coming

Mass protests are occurring across the nation on college campuses. Non-majority students feel disenfranchised and underrepresented. Their perceptions are not incorrect. Excluding minority serving institutions, 93 percent of university presidents are white — demographics that have not changed in 25 years. 84 percent of (full-time) professors are white. There is…

Mizzou Pres., Chancellor Resign What Now

A powerful movement of protests and walkouts by students and faculty at the University of Missouri and a boycott by the school’s revenue-generating Division I football team in response to inaction by the administration surrounding increased racial tensions on campus accomplished its mission to topple the university’s ineffective leadership. Student…