A list of demands from “students of color at Simmons College” has been released to their college, with the explicit threat that if some of the demands are not met, there will be “further action.”
Like different campuses across the United States, African American students at Boston’s Simmons College have been protesting perceived inequities at their university. Yesterday, they released a set of demands. This was first reported by iOTW Report.
“We demand a meeting with President Helen Drinan and Provost Katie Conboy on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00PM in Evans Basement,” the document reads.
“This meeting time is non-negotiable,” it continues. It then threatens, “If this meeting is not accepted there will be further action.”
On top of demanding a meeting, the students listed 10 demands that the college must do.
Demand three says that “all faculty and staff” must “be put through rigorous diversity training” because of rampant “macroaggressions and misinformation in class.”
It also demands “repercussions… performed by professors and administrators” for “micro-aggressions.”
The list further states that there must be a “safe community space where was as students of color can gather and support each other.”