The conservative campus paper The Minnesota Republic reports that the measure was forwarded by the representative for the College Republicans, but backed by the University president and MSA’s President and Vice-President. Despite strong institutional support , the vote failed 36-23.
Before the vote was taken, the campus’ Director of Diversity and Inclusion spoke out against the measure. “The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe,” he said. “Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well.”
“When will we start having moments of silence for all of the times white folks have done something terrible?” he added.
[h/t The Minnesota Republic]
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