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Activists threaten lawsuit if university does not hire slave descendant as next president

Activists threaten lawsuit if university does not hire slave descendant as next president
One of many demands lodged by activists at University of Rhode Island.

p p One of many demands lodged by activists at University of Rhode Island Activists at a public university in Rhode Island are threatening a lawsuit against their school if it does not hire a slave descendant as its next president.“Some Black, White and Latino students shall join in another class action lawsuit if the next URI President is not an African-American with an ancestry to slavery,” read the list of demands put out by the Diversity Think Tank at the University of Rhode Island.MORE: University of Rhode Island removes mural because it shows too many white people “These URI search committees are deliberate systems to maintain structural racism for another 128 years of White supreme leadership at URI, this is self-evident by our abject existence without diversity on our URI campus and no African-Americans in leadership,” the activists said.But the Diversity Think Tank is not limited to critiquing the University of Rhode Island’s process for choosing its next president.

Additionally, the Black and Brown majority in Rhode Island prisons are paid less than $3 per day to make furniture for University of Rhode Island’s dormitories and offices … The immorality of a University robbing the life and labor from youth of color, while requiring them to make the very seats denied them at every level in the University, is evidence of the continuing pathological hypocrisy that is deeply rooted in the structurally racist fabric of this nation.The Fix reached out twice via email in the past two weeks to multiple members of University of Rhode Island’s media relations team asking about the accusations of racism and the list of demands but the university did not respond.

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