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Student Activists at Syracuse U. Demand Right to Choose ‘Same Race' Roommates


Added 11-14-19 12:38:01pm EST - “"Agree to offer a ?Same Race' option for roommate selection on the housing application for all students."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Student Activists at Syracuse U. Demand Right to Choose 'Same Race' Roommates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“Agree to offer a ‘Same Race’ option for roommate selection on the housing application for all students.”

In response to anti-black and anti-Asian graffiti found in a bathroom and bulletin board in a campus dorm last week, students are holding a sit-in and making several demands of the administration, according to The Daily Orange.

It shows up as No. 6 on a poster in the Arch building where the sit-in is taking place, as documented by Daily staffer Casey Darnell, and No. 1 on the protester’s “long-term” demand list: “Agree to offer a ‘Same Race’ option for roommate selection on the housing application for all students.”

Other long-term demands: hiring more counseling to “represent all marginalized identities” (not defined), “a building for multicultural offices, organizations and programs,” and $1 million for a “unified, required” curriculum on “anti-racism” and other diversity issues.

The group has been in The Arch lobby since around 10:30 a.m. They expect to be here until the center closes at 1 a.m. Their demands are also posted on the walls. pic.twitter.com/mkSzvsDRuf

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