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Mon May 1, 2017, 06:28 PM

St. Olaf students boycott classes in protest of latest racial incident

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http://www.startribune.com/st-olaf-students-boycott-classes-in-protest-of-latest-racial-incident/

NORTHFIELD, MINN. — Hundreds of students, some wearing pajamas, others carrying pillows and blankets, gathered on the St. Olaf College campus Monday morning to protest a string of racist incidents over the past school year, the latest being a threatening note that was left on the windshield of a black student’s car demanding that she “shut up or I will shut you up.”

The students, who boycotted classes Monday, began gathering at Tomson Hall just before 7 a.m. in preparation for a daylong sit in. Within a half-hour, scores of students had lined the hallways and corridors of the building, located in the heart of the campus about 45 miles south of the Twin Cities.

Organizers of the sit-in, who asked that students of color sit in the front of the room, later passed out a detailed list of demands of school administrators outlining specific changes they want to see to address the racism they say is “embedded” on the campus.

The demands included calls for strengthening racial and cultural sensitivity sessions for all incoming freshmen and establishing a mandatory “sustained dialogue” for all student athletes, members of the student government association and the student senate for at least length of a semester.

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Reply St. Olaf students boycott classes in protest of latest racial incident (Original post)
RedWedge May 2017 OP
TheDebbieDee May 2017 #1
RedWedge May 2017 #2
sab390 May 2017 #3
Get Off Of My Cloud May 2017 #4
RedWedge May 2017 #5

Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 07:16 PM

1. WTG, St Olaf!

 

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 08:28 PM

2. The president of the college has signed an agreement to consider all the demands.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 12:17 AM

3. I was there in the 70s

It was a short period of tolerance. We had a few blacks and even a Jew or two. But it was a religious place then and is now. If you don't understand what that means you are learning it now.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 09:18 PM

4. After 2 weeks of unrest it was all fake

 

St. Olaf: Report of racist note on black student's windshield was 'fabricated'
School president made the revelation after first not disclosing the validity of the note but saying its author had confessed.


Thank you, Ms. Wells, for another fucking hoax
Really helping the cause MORON

http://www.startribune.com/st-olaf-report-of-racist-note-on-black-student-s-windshield-was-fabricated/421912763/

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Response to Get Off Of My Cloud (Reply #4)

Wed May 10, 2017, 09:30 PM

5. Easy there, tiger.

One false positive doesn't mean you throw out the data set. Tough conversations are never wasted. Students didn't say there was one racial incident that made them feel unsafe. They say there are multiple incidents and they feel unwelcome and like outsiders all the time.

In addition, the president of the college has committed to changes recommended by the collective. That won't stop.

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