STUDENTS SPUR CHANGE AT TEXAS A&M!

STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS ALONG WITH SHELIA JACKSON LEE MOVING CLOSER TO RESOLVE AT TEXAS A&M!




Dozens of students signed a petition at Texas A&M in order to get more diversity at the state’s flagship university. This comes after a video tape of white students at the school painting themselves in black face surfaced two weeks ago. The Black Student Advisory Council spearheaded the effort which called for the school to adopt three specific demands. They are: Cultural diversity, amendment to the Aggie code of conduct to include punishment for racist acts and diversity training for incoming freshman and new faculty. BSAC president Kaku Barkoh (in blue suit) says the fight is far from over and students must remain vigilant in bringing change to the school. Barkoh was also responsible for bringing in Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee who also brought the issues to the attention of administration and students at Aggieland. Jackson says there’s been ongoing racist issues at the school for more than 15 years and now is the time for a change. Associate Provost of Diversity Dr. Tito Guerrero says the school will likely inact all the changes the students are asking for. In fact, he says some have already been adopted by the administration. Make sure you keep tabs on this story!

P.S. A special thanks to Sherilyn Carroll Assoc. Vice President of Communications for getting The Insite all the interviews he needed in a matter of minutes at Texas A&M. By the way, it was my first visit to the school even after being in Houston for five years!