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This is How These College Students are Protesting Their School’s “Historical Racism”

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

A group of students at Texas A&M is pushing for a mandatory “Racial Justice” class, citing the “historical racism” of their university as the reason such a class is necessary.

One recent demonstration featured a “Trump pinata,” but rather than destroying it, students filled its head with recollections of racist incidents on campus.

The students are upset that the university is reluctant to commit to making the Racial Justice course mandatory, and say the implementation date has been pushed back repeatedly.

A group of students at Texas A&M is pushing for a mandatory “Racial Justice” class, citing the “historical racism” of their university as the reason such a class is necessary.

Emilio Bernal, a member of TAMU Anti-Racism, told Campus Reform that the group’s recent protests, which have included a Trump pinata, are intended to increase its profile in hopes of forcing the university to act on its demands.

The Trump pinata is meant to show “that we’re not all racist here.”   

Bernal told Campus Reform the Trump pinata was partially in response to the existence of another student group, Aggies for Trump, and was meant to show others “that we’re not all racist here.”

Bernal noted that TAMU is predominantly white and predominantly conservative, but said that because the pinata is part of Mexican culture, the group decided to play Mexican music during the event, though he added that the students did not destroy the pinata because they “didn’t want to be compared to” a 2009 anti-Obama event put on by TAMU’s Young Conservatives of Texas student group.

Instead, they allowed “students of color” to write down their experiences with racism on campus and stick the pieces of paper through a hole in the Trump…

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