Excerpt from a New York Times article
Members of By Any Means Necessary at University of Michigan
Jeffrey Sauger for The New York Times
By Any Means Necessary, coalition to defend affirmative action, helps organize thousands of students for march in Washington as Supreme Court deliberates admissions policy at University of Michigan. Court rules race can be one of many factors in evaluating applicants because of “educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body.” 2013
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Viral YouTube video criticizes dearth of black men enrolled at University of California, Los Angeles. 2014
I, Too, Am Harvard
- Black students initiate “I, Too, Am Harvard” Internet and Twitter campaign, exclaiming: “We are here. This place is ours.”
- White police officer shoots to death son of black employee at St. Louis University two months after white police officer kills Michael Brown Jr. in nearby Ferguson. Six days of campus vigils and demonstrations follow. •
2015 Former student at University of Mississippi is indicted on federal civil rights charges for placing noose on statue of James H. Meredith, black alumnus.
- Jonathan Butler, graduate student at University of Missouri, goes on hunger strike until president steps down. He does.
- Protesting unresponsiveness to racial tensions and monuments to racist historical figures, students on campuses across country stage sit-ins, office occupations and rallies. More than 75 campuses list demands on thedemands.org.
- The New York Times: Man Sentenced to Six Months for Role in Placing Noose on Ole Miss Statue
Affirmative Action, Again
Supreme Court to rule on use of race in admissions at University of Texas, for second time, signaling court may limit or even end such affirmative action.