A radical black student group known as The African/Black Student Alliance (A/BSA), which recently ended its occupation of a building on the UC Santa Cruz campus after university officials granted them every one of their demands, is threatening more civil disruption if its new demands are not met.
The College Fix, an online student-reported news source, is reporting that in spite of meeting its original demands, “the group made three other demands to the university, and it has warned UC Santa Cruz that it has four months to comply with these demands or ‘more Reclamations; will result.”
The three additional demands A/BSA is making of UC Santa Cruz have been added to its initial “Reclamation Statement,” and include:
- That the university purchase property “to serve as a low income housing cooperative for historically disadvantaged students,”
- That the university “allocate $100,000” for Santa Cruz’s “SOMeCA” student organization support department,
- That the university create either a Black Studies department or a Black Studies Minor or Major.
A reported by College Fix, this new list of demands contains a deadline and a threat at the end: “… that if by Fall Quarter 2017 the university does not provide ‘detailed plans’ on how to fulfill its new demands, ‘there will be more Reclamations.’”