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scho63 09-13-2017 09:39 AM

Black Lives Matter, Group Covers UVA Jefferson Statue, Lists Demands
 
Liberals working hard to destroy, change and hide history. :#

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http://www.nbc29.com/clip/13705988/b...-lists-demands


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
Protestors gathered at the University of Virginia Tuesday evening and shrouded the statue of Thomas Jefferson to denounce white supremacy.

Protestors turned out with Black Lives Matter signs around 8 p.m. The group of about 100 people included students, faculty and community members. The group used a tarp to cover the statue of Thomas Jefferson that sits in front of the UVA Rotunda.

Three people were on the statue and a sign on top of the covering read: "TJ is a racist and rapist."

On the ground, members in the group read a list of demands which included removing the Confederate plaques on the Rotunda and banning white supremacist hate groups from grounds, calling out UVA alumni Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer specifically.

Spencer and Kessler were organizers involved in white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville this summer. See the full list of demands below.

The university has not issued a comment on the incident, but crews removed the tarp from the statue overnight.

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Demands of the “March to Reclaim Our Grounds”

1. Remove the Confederate plaques on the Rotunda. An appropriate place would be in a museum
or in Special Collections.
2. Declare the lawn a residential space. Concealed arms and open flames should not be allowed
within this space.
3. Acknowledge the $1,000 gift to the University’s Centennial Fund received from the KKK in 1921;
re-invest this amount, adjusted for inflation, into existing UVa and Charlottesville multicultural
organizations; and include this racist history at UVA into education surrounding the
Bicentennial.
4. White supremacist hate groups, particularly UVA alumni Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer
should be explicitly denounced and banned from campus. They have already incited and
perpetrated violence against students past the point of free speech.
5. All students, regardless of area of study, should have required education (either inside or
outside the classroom) on white supremacy, colonization, and slavery as they directly relate to
Thomas Jefferson, the University, and the city of Charlottesville. The current curriculum changes
only affect the College of Arts and Sciences and allow students to focus in on aspects of
difference of their choice.
6. UVA’s historical landscape must be balanced. The statue of Jefferson serves as an emblem of
white supremacy, and should be re-contextualized with a plaque to include that history.
Additionally, more buildings named after prominent white supremacists, eugenicists, or
slaveholders should be renamed after people of marginalized groups.
7. Expand the working group on University response to the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017 to represent
students of color and those affected by the violence of Aug. 11-12.
8. As of last year, the percentage of African American undergraduate students enrolled in the
University was 6.4%. The University must take action to ensure that as a public university, this
number is reflective of state demographics at a 19.6% proportion. Given the impact of recent
events, action on this step is crucial.
9. In 2016, the percentage of African American faculty was 3%. This percentage is unacceptable
and disproportionate to the number of African American students. This disparity exists across all
minority groups. Thus, proportion of faculty for an underrepresented group should strive to
match the proportion of the student population of that group at minimum.
10. Issue a strategic and actionable diversity plan, with input sourced from minority student
leadership, as done by other peer institutions such as Georgetown University, Brown University,
and Virginia Tech. This plan should include a special emphasis on improving diversity and
inclusion for faculty, staff, and students of color, as well as relations with the Charlottesville
community.
Signed: Black Student Alliance (BSA), Minority Rights Coalition (MRC), UVA Students United, United for
Socioeconomic Diversity (UFUSED), Latinx Student Association (LSA), Queer Student Union (QSU), Asian
Leaders Council (ALC), Middle Eastern Leadership Council (MELC), Memorial for Enslaved Laborers
(MEL), Native American Student Union (NASU), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Feminism is for
Everyone (FIFE), Asian Student Union (ASU), National Organization for the Association of Colored People
(NAACP), DREAMers On Grounds, Organization of Young Filipino Americans (OYFA), Global Student
Council (GSC), Afro-Latinx Student Organization (ALSO), Community, Advocacy, Leadership, and
Empowerment (CALE), National Lawyers Guild at UVA Law, Women of Color at UVA Law, Indian Student
Association (ISA), Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), Student Council (StudCo), The Living Wage Campaign
at UVA, Graduate History Students Association (GHSA), Animal Justice Advocates (AJA), Graduate
Student Coalition for Liberation (GSCL), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), University Democrats
(UDems), Psychology Department Graduate Student Diversity Committee, Organization of African
Students (OAS), Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity (Pilam), Virginia Student Environmental Coalition (VSEC), Tau
Kappa Epsilon (TKE), Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), One Less, Iota Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity Inc, Eta Sigma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, Lambda Zeta Chapter of
Omega Psi Phi Inc, Kappa Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Zeta Eta Chapter of Phi Beta
Sigma Fraternity Inc, Tau Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Theta Lambda Chapter of Sigma
Gamma Rho Sorority Inc, Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi)

Prison Bitch 09-13-2017 09:47 AM

8. As of last year, the percentage of African American undergraduate students enrolled in the
University was 6.4%. The University must take action to ensure that as a public university, this
number is reflective of state demographics at a 19.6% proportion. Given the impact of recent
events, action on this step is crucial.




That should help the schools rankings.

Halfcan 09-13-2017 11:07 AM

dumb

vailpass 09-13-2017 11:08 AM

5. All students, regardless of area of study, should have required education (either inside or
outside the classroom) on white supremacy, colonization, and slavery as they directly relate to
Thomas Jefferson, the University, and the city of Charlottesville. The current curriculum changes
only affect the College of Arts and Sciences and allow students to focus in on aspects of
difference of their choice.

Negro please.

Bob Dole 09-13-2017 11:11 AM

It is never going to ****ing stop.

Fish 09-13-2017 11:25 AM

Quote:

8. As of last year, the percentage of African American undergraduate students enrolled in the
University was 6.4%. The University must take action to ensure that as a public university, this number is reflective of state demographics at a 19.6% proportion. Given the impact of recent events, action on this step is crucial.

9. In 2016, the percentage of African American faculty was 3%. This percentage is unacceptable and disproportionate to the number of African American students.
This is some of the dumbest shit ever.

Dayze 09-13-2017 11:28 AM

I blame Facebook and social media in general the last 10 years for the demise of society.

Facebook/Twitter....wish it was never 'invented'.

kjwood75nro 09-13-2017 11:28 AM

White supremacist recruiters' jobs just keep getting easier.

vailpass 09-13-2017 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish (Post 13078540)
This is some of the dumbest shit ever.

The University can either refuse to comply and maintain their academic standing or capitulate and watch their academic reputation and credibility along with their enrollment decline. A large percentage of top students will begin to avoid these institutions should they sacrifice academic integrity in the form of ransom payment.

The groups making these demands are asking for polarization and segregation whether they know it or not.

Dayze 09-13-2017 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vailpass (Post 13078549)
The University can either refuse to comply and maintain their academic standing or capitulate and watch their academic reputation and credibility along with their enrollment decline. A large percentage of top students will begin to avoid these institutions should they sacrifice academic integrity in the form of ransom payment.

The groups making these demands are asking for polarization and segregation whether they know it or not.

Yup.

Bob Dole 09-13-2017 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish (Post 13078540)
This is some of the dumbest shit ever.

So basically you lower your admissions standards and accept students who you won't be able to retain, who increase student support costs (tutoring, etc), and **** your formula funding (if you state does that).

YourMult 09-13-2017 11:31 AM

Nobody is trying to change history, numbnuts.

Discuss Thrower 09-13-2017 11:35 AM

You're a hypocrite if you're okay with removing Confederate statues and not okay with removing statues other slaveholders.

Baby Lee 09-13-2017 11:41 AM

I'm frankly impressed that the right was able to hoodwink these people into doing this just to make the left look bad!! ;)

listopencil 09-13-2017 01:15 PM

So what is the threat to cause the school to give in to the demands? More statue shrouding? Disruption of the campus? Violence?


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