Outlining a list of demands published on DeRay Mckesson’s “The Demands” and on Black Liberation Collective, Black Lives Matter students at New York University are now demanding “reparations” from the college.
The “Students of Color of New York University,” some under the group “the Black & Brown Coalition,” listed their demands to the college.
One demand is “mandatory inclusion of the Black & Brown Coalition in all discussions on Campus Diversity and all Student Policy.”
Another is “mandatory allocation quotas for clubs, departments, and programs for Students of Color, LGBTQ, and groups otherwise included within Black & Brown Coalition from the University in the form of significant lump sum budgets to demonstrate true commitment and prioritization of students of color, queer students, and other marginalized communities on campus.”
The group is also calling for “reparations.”
“13. Reparations,” the list of demands reads. It calls for buildings to be renamed “for POC or people of marginalized communities in the US who have been leaders in activism and advocacy of oppressed groups, OR leaders of equal style and caliber from the Global South.”
Then, for unnamed buildings, “Give a name to at least half of as of yet unnamed Residence Halls and academic buildings in honor of social and political activists of color both in the US and abroad, taking into consideration the diverse community of the university, and having the selection of such be achieved and agreed to by both the Black & Brown Coalition and NYU Administration.”
Among other demands, the group is calling for “9. Perpetual, continuing education on diversity for all university members that exists outside of a module format” and “10. NYU must reflect on its role in gentrification and so contribute to the anti-gentrification process via financial and personnel investment.”