Sixteen people were shot in a hail of gunfire Sunday night at Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans. According to reports, multiple people began firing shots into a crowd of more than 300. The group was celebrating the Nine Times Social Aide & Pleasure Club’s annual second line parade that occurred earlier in the day. Police officials reported that 10 people were taken to local hospitals by the EMS and the other six came to the emergency rooms on their own. “At the end of the day, it’s really hard to police against a bunch of guys who decided to pull out guns and settle their disputes with 300 people in between them. It’s not something you can tolerate in the city,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “This is a classic case where we need citizen help. People know who did this. We need them to come forward and tell us so we can bring these people to justice.” All of the victims are in stable condition. Read more.
NYU Creates White Student Union
Racial tensions are on the rise at colleges throughout the country. A new student group at NYU has many people up in arms. A Facebook group created last week was dubbed the “NYU White Student Union.” The organizers of the group created it to unite White people on campus. “We condemn the cowardly campaigns of moral subjugation and propaganda that seek to instill self-hatred and surrender within European-American youth and justify the continued invasion and degradation of the lands, institutions, and cultural heritage that is rightly ours,” read the page. The page now has 341 likes. White students make up 38.5 percent of NYU’s student body. Read more.
Brown University Unveils $100M Plan to Diversify Campus
Now that racism is at the forefront of a national conversation, many colleges are making it a priority to address issues related to race on their campuses. Brown University in Rhode Island recently revealed a $100 million plan that was created to diversify their campus over the next 10 years. “Creating a just and inclusive campus community is key to Brown’s ambitions as a university,” said Brown President Christina Paxson. “Legacies of structural racism and discrimination in our society and on our campus undermine our goals of being a diverse, inclusive and academically excellent community.” Under the plan, the school wants to double the number of minority faculty members. The plan will also help low-income students cover different costs. Read more.
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