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Racial Tension Growing at KU

Associated Press - November 16, 2015 6:57 am

The University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas are joining a national trend toward setting aside areas in residences halls to accommodate students who don't identify with a specific gender.

Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike.

The Senate’s Student Executive Committee is demanding that Student Body President Jessie Pringle, Student Body Vice President Zach George and Chief of Staff Adam Moon step down by Wednesday.

The committee took up the issue Friday, voting 6-3 that it had no confidence in the three leaders. One member abstained from the vote.

The three embattled leaders released a statement Saturday, saying they plan to continue serving and professing support for minority groups.

Meanwhile, a white 2014 University of Kansas graduate began a hunger strike on campus Friday morning in solidarity with student group movements.


Associated Press information from: Lawrence Journal-World


Stan Clemons

November 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

Let the guy on the hunger strike go until he can’t any longer who really cares about him. Evidently never learned anything while receiving education. The school needs to take a stand and if students do not go back to studies then they should be asked to leave school. Missouri screwed up and Kansas should of learned from Missouri’s mistakes.

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