Students hunger strike for mandatory diversity tolerance classes after hate incidents

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Following two controversial incidents of professors using a racial slur while teaching, dozens of University of Oklahoma students staged a sit-in Wednesday outside the OU’s president’s office.

Organized by the Black Emergency Response Team, students sat outside of interim President Joseph Harroz’s office with signs demanding action.

Demands from the group also include a semester-long class focused on diversity, and a new multicultural center that will feature meeting spaces for marginalized students, common areas, study rooms and a Popeyes restaurant.

Students said they will be sitting at Evans Hall until their demands are met. The Black Emergency Response Team said many members would go on a hunger strike.

Earlier this week, Kathleen Brosnan, an OU faculty member in the history department, said the n-word multiple times while reading from a 1920's U.S. Senate document.

Peter Gade, director of graduate studies for the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Gaylord Family endowed chair, used the N-word while comparing its usage to the phrase “OK, boomer.”

Earlier this week in a letter to the campus community, Harroz said faculty, staff and administrators will be required to complete a new diversity, equity, and inclusion training regimen.

"This training will address our implicit bias, it will force us to consider our words and actions and the implications that follow, and more," Harroz stated. "While students already engage in this type of training, for the first time our faculty and staff will be required to participate, as well."

https://oklahoman.com/article/565599...ion-of-provost
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(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
Following two controversial incidents of professors using a racial slur while teaching, dozens of University of Oklahoma students staged a sit-in Wednesday outside the OU’s president’s office.

Organized by the Black Emergency Response Team, students sat outside of interim President Joseph Harroz’s office with signs demanding action.

Demands from the group also include a semester-long class focused on diversity, and a new multicultural center that will feature meeting spaces for marginalized students, common areas, study rooms and a Popeyes restaurant.

Students said they will be sitting at Evans Hall until their demands are met. The Black Emergency Response Team said many members would go on a hunger strike.

Earlier this week, Kathleen Brosnan, an OU faculty member in the history department, said the n-word multiple times while reading from a 1920's U.S. Senate document.

Peter Gade, director of graduate studies for the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Gaylord Family endowed chair, used the N-word while comparing its usage to the phrase “OK, boomer.”

Earlier this week in a letter to the campus community, Harroz said faculty, staff and administrators will be required to complete a new diversity, equity, and inclusion training regimen.

"This training will address our implicit bias, it will force us to consider our words and actions and the implications that follow, and more," Harroz stated. "While students already engage in this type of training, for the first time our faculty and staff will be required to participate, as well."

https://oklahoman.com/article/565599...ion-of-provost
Penguin you are so right.

Power to the student protesters.

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Penguin you are so right.

Power to the student protesters.

The precious University of Oklahoma students should take notes on what real protests are for.
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The precious University of Oklahoma students should take notes on what real protests are for.
Point is Penguin has no interest in students.
Penguin has no interest in what they are protesting about.
There only interest is to try and spread hatred towards the west or any of China's neighbours.

Utterly ridiculous why TSR allows this hate spambot troll.
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The precious University of Oklahoma students should take notes on what real protests are for.
Well he's not exactly wrong, i mean to use that ghastly phrase theyre doing little more than displaying their delightfully woke attitudes with a little pompous demonstration.
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(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
Following two controversial incidents of professors using a racial slur while teaching, dozens of University of Oklahoma students staged a sit-in Wednesday outside the OU’s president’s office.

Organized by the Black Emergency Response Team, students sat outside of interim President Joseph Harroz’s office with signs demanding action.

Demands from the group also include a semester-long class focused on diversity, and a new multicultural center that will feature meeting spaces for marginalized students, common areas, study rooms and a Popeyes restaurant.

Students said they will be sitting at Evans Hall until their demands are met. The Black Emergency Response Team said many members would go on a hunger strike.

Earlier this week, Kathleen Brosnan, an OU faculty member in the history department, said the n-word multiple times while reading from a 1920's U.S. Senate document.

Peter Gade, director of graduate studies for the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Gaylord Family endowed chair, used the N-word while comparing its usage to the phrase “OK, boomer.”

Earlier this week in a letter to the campus community, Harroz said faculty, staff and administrators will be required to complete a new diversity, equity, and inclusion training regimen.

"This training will address our implicit bias, it will force us to consider our words and actions and the implications that follow, and more," Harroz stated. "While students already engage in this type of training, for the first time our faculty and staff will be required to participate, as well."

https://oklahoman.com/article/565599...ion-of-provost
How much tolerance is there in China's "re-education" camps?
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