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A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with a segregated space for students of color to organize social justice efforts.
The demand is one of several lodged by Students4Justice, who this month coordinated campus protests to pressure administrators to submit.
So far, the organization's petition has 134 supporters.
'We are calling on someone to care about students’ concerns and to lead us with integrity and help us fight against the oppression and hateful acts that try to destroy us and our community.' The clamor for a 'a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize, and do social justice work' comes even as the public university builds a million multicultural student center.
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