« on: January 23, 2014, 11:33:19 AM »
I agree with Bison66. These students are fighting a past battle. I remember after one threat to close the University by the Black Action Student leaders, our dean had a very nice dinner for all of the black students where he told us what he and our department were doing to increase black enrollment. We were very appreciative, but had little to say. Little did he know that not three of 14 students in the room had ever seen each of other before. We could not wait until he left so that we could meet and talk with each other. There is no way that The University of Michigan has gone backwards. My worse racial incident and the one that I resent to this day is the attempt at intimidation by Black Muslims for not buying their newspaper when I did not have any money. I was definitely targeted. Being from Atlanta, Morehouse, and still believing in the teachings of Martin Luther King, it really shook me. These were black people. If it had happended later, I would have confronted them. It happened right next to the campus police station and I belonged there, they did not.