In the span of just two weeks, at least 12 racist incidents have been reported at Syracuse University, mostly involving graffiti derogatory of blacks, Asians, and Jews.
A protest movement called #NotAgainSU was formed in response to the recent incidents, calling for Chancellor Kent Syverud to sign their list of demands geared at improving life for minority students.
The chancellor signed their manifesto, with a few minor changes, on Thursday. But that wasn’t enough for the group, which is now calling for his resignation.
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SYRACUSE, New York — Student protestors at Syracuse University won a major victory on Thursday, when Chancellor Kent Syverud agreed to a slightly edited list of their 19 demands to make the school safer and more accepting of minority students.
Protests erupted at the upstate New York campus last week in response to the administration’s tepid response to a series of racist incidents against black, Asian, and Jewish students this semester.
A movement called #NotAgainSU was born, and hundreds of students stormed the campus’ main gym last week to hold a sit-in, refusing to leave until the chancellor agreed to all 19 of their demands.
And then something surprising happened. They got what they wanted.
Early Thursday morning, the chancellor agreed to the demands, with some slight tweaks for things out of his control and legal issues.
But it didn’t bring the protest to an end.
The students are now calling for the chancellor’s resignation
Late Thursday, leaders of the movement read a prepared statement in front of those sitting in at the Barnes Center, saying that despite Syverud’s capitulating to their requests, they now want him and a few other leaders in the administration to resign.
They took issue with the fact that Syverud never negotiated with them, but rather sent a lackey to deliver his signed copy of the …read more
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