“Mobilized African Diaspora” also known as MAD.
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It’s amazing how many student groups are completely comfortable releasing lists of ‘demands’ these days.
The College Fix reports:
‘Mobilized African Diaspora’ gives Columbia U. 48 hrs. to respond to race-based demands
A group of ten black students “tired and frustrated with [Columbia] University” has given campus officials 48 hours to acknowledge receipt of its demands regarding Columbia’s “anti-blackness.”
The “Mobilized African Diaspora” also wants Columbia to commit to a meeting with the group within two weeks.
According to the Columbia Daily Spectator, MAD spent the summer “organizing a student response” to the “murders” of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd “and many other Black individuals at the hands of law enforcement officers.”
(“Murders” is in quotes because, like many other student newspapers, the Spectator apparently is unfamiliar with the term’s definition. MAD’s spokesman even uses Michael Brown as an example of past police misdeeds, even though the officer who shot and killed him was cleared several times of wrongdoing, including by Barack Obama’s Justice Department.)
In its list of demands, MAD contends Columbia has a “deep history of anti-Blackness” and in addition to “systemically failing Black folx on campus,” the university has “destroyed much” of West Harlem.
As part of reparations for that neighborhood (and more), MAD demands:
— a commitment of 50% of Columbia’s Approved Vendors List to local black-owned businesses,
— assurance that 50% of retail space within the Manhattanville General Project Area is used by local black-owned businesses,
— annual donations of $500K to West Harlem’s Columbia Secondary School with “annual endowment donations of 1 million for a period of 10 years,”
— a deposit of $1,000,000 “in various local minority-owned banks and credit unions in the greater Harlem area,”
— Columbia end all support for the New York Police Department…
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