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Being Black at University of Michigan
organizers threaten ´physical action´
if demands aren´t met

Ann Arbor News, by Ben Freed

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/21/2014 5:38:53 AM

Activists on the steps of Hill Auditorium Monday said that University of Michigan officials have seven days to meet seven demands addressing lack of diversity and inclusion at U-M or ‘physical actions’ will be taken on campus. Speaking Monday after a speech inside the auditorium by civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, representatives of the University of Michigan Black Student Union — the group that started the Being Black at University of Michigan (#BBUM) movement in the fall — issued a set of seven demands that they see as vital to improving life for minority students on campus.

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Scroll down for the list, which includes "emergency scholarships" and a new multiculural center.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Avanti1, 1/21/2014 5:52:56 AM     (No. 9699583)

This article reminds me of a quote by Thomas Sowell (who happens to be black):

"Civil rights used to be about treating everyone the same. But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Michaelus, 1/21/2014 6:42:01 AM     (No. 9699613)

The great tradition of MLK continues. Emotional, superficial oratory about peace followed by riots, looting and shakedowns.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NancyD, 1/21/2014 6:43:43 AM     (No. 9699616)

It all starts "We Demand"

WTH? I´m tired of all of this. IF they want Demands, UofM should turn it around on them and say We Demand, if you want admittance into our school We Demand 3.5 gpa regardless of what color you are!
We Demand, you pay for a gathering space or go to a local coffee shop for free.
We Demand, you stop with Demanding the Tax Payers to give you more and more, they are already paying for your education you greedy snots.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Zarin, 1/21/2014 6:53:56 AM     (No. 9699641)

Their demands are unintelligible - they must be in that academic lingo that is so popular among the feminists.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 1/21/2014 6:54:58 AM     (No. 9699643)

Communists like Belefonte are doing their best to stir up racial tensions to the point of civil war. Beware!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/21/2014 7:21:35 AM     (No. 9699664)

What have white people done that has so upset Harry Belafonte ? Makes me wish that so many of us hadn´t bought that one hit he had.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ruhn, 1/21/2014 7:35:50 AM     (No. 9699680)

Students threatening physical ´action´?

Disband their organization/revoke charter. Expell them.

Higher education is NOT an entitlement.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/21/2014 7:45:15 AM     (No. 9699689)

How long before the 2 Race-Bait Brothers show up? Probably 30 seconds after a TV camera crew does. They´ll figure out a way to scam some cash.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 1/21/2014 7:45:23 AM     (No. 9699690)

The University President is a fool to kowtow to these brats. No concession could be great enough to satisfy them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: privateer, 1/21/2014 7:46:15 AM     (No. 9699691)

A byootifool bunch of ripe bahnahnas.....hide dee deadly, black tarantula. Please hop a banana boat to Cuba, loser!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hershey, 1/21/2014 7:50:26 AM     (No. 9699694)

How about ´being white´ at University of Michigan...????

Be a big stink about that...AND, I was scrolling the satellite index and came across the BLACK ENTERTAINMENT channel....sheez...think of the backlash if there was a WHITE ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL...


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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/21/2014 8:01:49 AM     (No. 9699708)

It´s funny how the things they do not are want are: to be well educated with critical thinking skills, and have the tools to succeed in a dynamic and free society.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: texpub, 1/21/2014 8:07:53 AM     (No. 9699716)

University of Michigan is a liberal institution. They are simply reaping what they sow.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Refried, 1/21/2014 8:13:24 AM     (No. 9699722)

Enjoy!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Deedo, 1/21/2014 8:16:22 AM     (No. 9699725)

I´m sure that a white version of the students´ demands would be embraced as fair:

1. The university give a "whites only" student union special purchasing rates subsidized by the school.

2. Subsidized housing in the central campus for lower socia-economic status (assumed to be lower income whites)

3. A new multi-cultural (varieties of caucasians) located on the central campus.

4. More education about America´s current marginalization of white groups throughout all schools in the U

5. Emergency scholarships for white students in need of financial support

6. More transparency about the university and it´s discriminatory history against whites due to affirmative action

7. We demand increased white representation on campus to 90 percent

Imagine the hatred that would spewed at an inverse demand. Such hypocrisy.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 1/21/2014 8:38:44 AM     (No. 9699757)

Dittos to #3!
Glad that we moved in July to Florida from the AA area. This article brings back a lot of unpleasant memories. From 1967 until 1977 we lived in Ann Arbor, before moving a few miles West just outside the city limits.

Ann Arbor, for all its former glory days, grew stranger with each passing year. We witnessed the Black Action movement, Bill Ayers´ dirty deeds, Tom Hayden´s(Jane Fonda´s hubby)anti-war rants, the Black Panthers, the Black Power salute at the U of M football games, and many other distressing events by the students.

When I taught school in a nearby community, one of my best friends on the staff, a black teacher from Mississippi, told me to "Just paint your face black and you are sure to be accepted", when I mentioned that I wanted to go to the U of M for my Masters.

The town´s name suggests a pleasant bucolic place, with a history of high standards and great people. Dr. Jonas Salk announced in 1955 at the U of M the development of the first polio vaccine. Gerald Ford played football at the U of M and later became President of the United States in 1974. His Presidential Library is located on the U of M campus.

These young thugs are so fortunate to be attending school at a great university. Soon, though, if these kinds of actions continue and are excused by the staff and Trustees, the degree will lose its prestige.

Many of my friends hold engineering, architecture, and business degrees from the U of M. They are all very smart people and conservative like me - even more so. They are furious about what is happening to their beloved university. I tell them to stop giving money to the U of M.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/21/2014 8:50:59 AM     (No. 9699774)

We demand that you conjugate the verb "to be" correctly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/21/2014 8:55:53 AM     (No. 9699788)

When I was in high school band, the University of Michigan´s fight song was a staple at half-time with a lot of small-town Texas bands. I have no idea why, but probably because it was famous. I loved that UM March so much I told my father I wanted to attend college at the University of Michigan. He laughed. And then he laughed some more. Now, I know why.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/21/2014 8:56:55 AM     (No. 9699794)

Perhaps Mr. Belafonte,out of his multi-culturally won largesse, could donate said center to the Be-a-BUMs at UM? I demand it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 1/21/2014 9:07:53 AM     (No. 9699812)

They basically want money and who doesn´t? But the worst demand in my book is this:

"We demand an opportunity to be educated and to educate about America’s historical treatment and marginalization of colored groups through race and ethnicity requirements throughout all schools and colleges within the university."

Bespoil every curriculum with racial apologies? There´s already too much crap thrown in off-subject. Do we really need to know Euclid´s politics or gender preferences? It´s no wonder our education system is failing.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/21/2014 9:30:48 AM     (No. 9699848)

Oh, yeah? Well, I demand that Devin Gardner and all of his brothers on the football team start performing better on the gridiron!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 1/21/2014 12:43:11 PM     (No. 9700099)

executive summary of "demands"
1)increased subsidy ($)
2)increased subsidy ($)
3)new building just for us ($)
4)subsidize A-A Studies Department
5)increased subsidy ($)
6)????
7)Quotas





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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/21/2014 10:32:25 PM     (No. 9700634)

The only thing missing is Jesse and Al.

Will the ACLU ever sue on our behalf because we can´t put "White" in the title of any organization, business, or event ?



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