- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - At least 200 Black Lives Matter marchers overtook a University of Washington race and equity meeting, saying the school needs to do more than talk about solving racial friction on campus.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/jwoDKW ) the Tuesday night meeting, billed as a conversation about subtle forms of racism, became a series of emotional speeches with chants of “Black lives matter.”

Student Palca Shibale and others issued specific demands that include, among other things, better recruiting of students of color, a 25 percent increase in the percentage of faculty of color by winter 2017 and a new community policing and review model to improve UW police behavior.

The race and equity initiative was born out of a Black Lives Matter march that UW President Ana Mari Cauce used as a springboard to create it more than a year ago.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com


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