"Let it be known today that the young black men and women who attend the school especially have been traumatized and dehumanized by the already-present law enforcement entities on this campus," said Chisom Okereke, president of the school's Black Student Union
. "To know that this administration could even think about exacerbating this anxiety any further shows an obvious lack of consideration for the student body, especially the black student body."
While varied in name, the aim of groups, ranging from Black student unions
, Black power committees, Black student alliances, and Afro-American societies, were the same; collective organization to promote campus reform.
The dynamic legal duo first met in 1990, when Parks was at Florida A&M University, serving as a justice on the FAMU Student Supreme Court and student body president, and Crump was a few blocks away at Florida State University, serving as president of the Black Student Union
This lecture was co-sponsored by the University of Alabama chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, University Programs, the Black Student Union
and the Dean of Students Office.
In an effort to address racial tension, discriminatory practices and other grievances reported by a number of African American students, the Black Student Union
at the University of Michigan launched a social media campaign via Twitter to attract the maximum number of supporters to voice their concerns to university officials (Vega, 2014).
Soap opera veteran Davetta Sherwood (The Young and the Restless) is a black Student Union
activist trying to encourage the passive dean of her school (M.
The diverse coalition consists of 19 student groups including the Black Student Union
, MEChA, and Stanford Students for Queer Liberation.
Though the majority of students at Clark University are white -- African-Americans make up 4 percent of the student body -- many African-American students, some from its Black Student Union
, addressed classmates at the rally.
Lauderdale, to Black Student Union
president and treasurer of the entire student government at the University of Florida, to launching his own law firm, Pettis tempers his achievements with a humble gratefulness that he didn't get there alone.
On the other hand, findings of this study also revealed that membership in groups that are defined largely by race and ethnicity (e.g., Black student union
, Latino student association, etc.), and in fraternities and sororities whose membership is dominated by one racial group, has a negative impact on intergroup racial attitudes.
The university claimed Johnson was fired because of the newspaper's "declining quality," but many believed it was because of a dispute between the Collegian and the Black Student Union
I would also like to add that the Black Student Union
at my university has done a lot to represent the African-American community in a positive light to counteract the media.