Minority Students Demand 'No Whites Space,' Unhappy With UMich's Response To Bias IncidentsBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
University of Michigan students are demanding to have "No Whites Spaces," which seem to be reverse segregation. This comes after minority students are disappointed over the institution's response to bias incidents that continue to happen in campus.
A student activist group, "Students4Justice," at the University of Michigan is urging school officials to provide a space on central campus for Black students as well as other students of color. The demand was issued with the intent to organize and do social justice work, The College Fix reported.
The demands come even after the university has already begun constructing a $10 million center for Black students and other students of color in the center of the campus. The center is expected to be "multicultural" and open to all students.
Liberty News Now noted on the growing hate against white students on campuses across the nation. Claremont McKenna College developed a safe space last year where white people were banned. Another incident involved a campus employee who assaulted a white student for cultural appropriation because of his dreadlocks.
The group also launched an online petition to criticize University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel for his "lackluster leadership." Schlissel was slammed for allegedly not doing his utmost to enact change as well as not putting the needed work and effort to improving the campus.
The student activist group claimed that the UM president's statements on commitment to diversity and to helping race relations are not aligned with his "dismissiveness" of their demands. They described how frustrating it is for activists not to be acknowledged.
According to The Michigan Daily, bias incidents continue to occur across the University of Michigan campus. These still came despite the school denouncing these hateful actions.
It was noted that students have begun to question the effectiveness of the administration's response. Several students have also spoken up against Schlissel for not adequately supporting minority groups in campus.