Wednesday, September 7, 2016

California University To Begin Segregated Housing

Check This Out! The move comes nine months after receiving a set of demands put forward by the school's Black Student Union, in an effort to combat against "racist attacks," "racially insensitive remarks," and other "micro-aggressions" against the Black student body.

Exactly how many of the public university's 192 residential units will be allocated for segregated housing hasn't yet been confirmed, but the project is said to take root at the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community. The cultivation of inclusive and non-discriminatory learning will be the focus of the segregated housing project.

Officials have decided on moving forward with demands to make California State University, Los Angeles, one of a handful of colleges to offer racially segregated housing, it has been reported. The move comes nine months after receiving a set of demands put forward by the school's Black Student Union, in an effort to combat against "racist attacks," "racially insensitive remarks," and other "micro-aggressions" against the Black student body.

“[It] would provide a cheaper alternative housing solution for Black students. This space would also serve as a safe space for Black CSLA students to congregate, connect, and learn from each other,” the Black Student Union stated as it's purpose and rationale, when they put out their list of demands. UC Davis, UConn, and Berkeley are some other schools that have designated a specific portion of housing for Black students, with a similar aim.

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