Black Students: Name Building for Cop-Killer

WND, March 18, 2015

University of California Berkeley’s Black Student Union has released a list of demands issued to the administration, including the renaming of a campus building for fugitive cop-killer and FBI-designated terrorist Assata Shakur.

BSU’s demands follow the hanging of effigies depicting lynchings at various locations on campus in December, BSU member Cori McGowens told the Daily Californian.

The ongoing dialogue between BSU and Chancellor Nick Dirks has focused on efforts to improve recruitment and retention of black students at the university–currently about three percent of the student population. The demands include creation of a resource center for black student development, hiring two full-time black admissions staff members, hiring two black psychologists who understand “the racially hostile campus climate at this university,” increased funding and an initiative to increase the number of black students, faculty and senior staff.

But it is the demand that Barrows Hall–named for a former UC president and anthropologist, and which houses Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies and African American Studies–be renamed for Shakur that is raising eyebrows.

Shakur, whose real name is Joanne Chesimard, was convicted in 1977 for the 1973 murder of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster during a traffic stop, where, during an altercation, she took the officer’s gun and shot him twice in the head as he lay on the ground.

Shakur, a member of the Black Liberation Army, escaped from prison in New Jersey in 1979 and resurfaced in Cuba in 1984, where she was given political asylum. The BLA is credited with killing more than a dozen police officers in the 1970s and 1980s.

Shakur, placed on the FBI’s Most-Wanted Terrorist list in 2013, is the aunt of late rapper, Tupac Shakur. There is currently a $2,000,000 reward for her capture.

“If we do not receive a written response from Chancellor (Nick) Dirks addressing in detail each of our individual demands as they were presented, by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, we will understand that the chancellor has not prioritized the dire needs of black students on this campus,” BSU students wrote in a press release.

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  • LHathaway

    The White student union, a white student group of any kind, affiliated with the university couldn’t be reached. That’s because there is none. No doubt, in the quest for diversity, that was the first demand on the black student unions list, ‘There should be a white student union on campus’. ‘It’s just not fair’.

  • I think Janet Napolitano bit off more than she can chew.

    If the school doesn’t give in, as we all know they will, what are these black students going to do about it? Push a bunch of angry tweets? Come up with a new #HASHTAG?

    • What will they do? They will call the school administrators…..RACIST! And that will send terrors into the heart of any liberal college administrator. Yep, they’ll cave.

  • Robert Smith

    Another printout for my barista………..

  • Puggg

    All these black students so willingly attach themselves to the idea of killing cops?

    • And you are surprised by that because?

    • BlueSonicStreak

      I’m sorry, Puggg. The kind of people who would think that was a good idea have no respect for anything but mayhem.

  • WR_the_realist

    I am sure all those effigies depicting lynchings were planted by the very blacks who are now making those radical demands. Exhibit A for why you shouldn’t want to encourage diversity in your university.

    • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

      An Associated Press headline says it all: “Colleges perfect milieu for hate crime hoaxes,” April 20, 2004″)

      • WR_the_realist

        Wow. Someone in the mainstream press figured that out ten years ago, yet still libs fall for them.

        • John Smith

          They also perpetrate them.

      • regbs

        The author will be arrested for hate crimes and antisemitism.

  • SocialConstruct

    3%

  • Someone please put up wanted posters of Joanne Chesimard at UCLA.

  • Luca

    Attention UC Berkeley, please be aware that if you don’t give in to black student demands you are liable to hurt their feelings. That would be an unforgivable crime whereby you risk an Obama/Holder press conference, a Sharpton race rally. looting, rioting and then a civil rights lawsuit demanding millions in punitive damages.

  • Truthseeker

    Would even Berkeley go so far as to name a building after a Communist murderer? Would they be so pathetic as to capitulate to the ideological heirs of such human filth?

    • WR_the_realist

      I’d say it’s 50:50. Never underestimate the extremism of the left, full ensconced in our universities.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Why not? In France they named a street after Philly cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

    • YES. Next question?

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Well then I want a James Earl Ray building damn it!

    • Whitetrashgang

      I want a building named for all the innocence people arrested,and jailed by sick cops.

    • Good one! Or, better: The John Wilkes Booth Building!

  • Whitetrashgang

    WelI I would like to be popular, but I consider LE below blacks,in fact below child molesters.I came to this conclusion living my life.

    • John Smith

      LE does a lot wrong, but I put them above both those groups.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Not the name of the black Navy nurse who was one of the first to be killed by a Kamakazi attack or the black cook who died with Custer but a communist thuggress.

    • Or, Heaven forbid, Booker T. Washington, who advocated blacks take responsibility for themselves and not complain or demand immediate acceptance into White society.

      • John Smith

        All “Uncle (Aunt) Toms,” who are inauthentically black.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “The demands include creation of a resource center for black student development, hiring two full-time black admissions staff members, hiring two black psychologists who understand “the racially hostile campus climate at this university,” increased funding and an initiative to increase the number of black students, faculty and senior staff.”

    Why aren’t these black students attending a historically black college or university instead if they feel that the University of California is so “hostile?” At an HBCU there would be a lot more black students, faculty, and staff. Some of them probably have black psychologists and admissions staff members too.

    Why do blacks always pressure white institutions to bend to their demands instead of going somewhere where those demands are already being met? Also, the University of California, Berkeley is already one of the most liberal, racially tolerant universities in the nation. I highly doubt these “students” are actually experiencing any hostility, unless hostility now means “disagreeing about any topic with a black person.”

    • The more you pander to them, the more oppressed they think they are.

      Also, we tend to find that which does not exist but that which we are looking for.

      Then there’s the Metallica Doctrine: You’re not paranoid if they really are out to get you.

      • That’s part of it. I go with the “competing species” theory: You let a feral chimp into your home, you had better beat it into submission with a club, or electric cattle prod. If you don’t, the lower primate will get aggressive and demand to dominate you.

    • kikz2

      because they will…….bend to their demands.

    • iberianpride

      Probably the most ultra-left university in the country. I find it hilarious that diversity is now biting them in the ass!

    • InAFreeCountry

      I would say that Whites should block-bust HBCU’s, but I can’t ask someone to do something that I myself would not do. I wouldn’t have lasted a week between the “music”, the ebonics, and the stench.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        HBCUs are actually beginning to actively recruit non-black students because of declining enrollment. More and more blacks are opting to go to regular colleges instead of HBCUs. There’s been some fussing about it in liberal circles but libs don’t seem to have any good suggestions for fixing this, so the free market will probably do it for them.

        I imagine Hispanics will begin to take blacks’ vacated openings at HBCUs. It’s easier to fool the anchor babies of high school dropout illegals into thinking that an HBCU is a good place to go to college than to try to actually improve the educational quality at these colleges enough to attract significant numbers of whites and Asians.

        The HBCUs that can’t even attract Hispanics will have to shrink to a size that can be supported by however many blacks they can recruit. The rest will shut down (and this will be blamed on white racists).

  • Reynardine

    The demands include creation of a resource center for black student development, hiring two full-time black admissions staff members, hiring two black psychologists who understand “the racially hostile campus climate at this university,”

    Hostile campus against blacks. In Berkeley. Uh huh. And they’re going to solve that by adding more blacks?

    • John Smith

      Berserkley already bends over backwards for negroes.

      • HE2

        Depends on the department, John.
        STEM studies, not so much.

        • John Smith

          Yeah, 2+2 != 5, but when I was at U of I, my dept. tried the best they could to recruit them, but those with a modicum of ability in STEM would rather try for medical school than grad school. There was one Caribbean mulatto female by way of NY working on a doctorate, along with her white fiance, and she didn’t hang with blacks.

          • HE2

            They did not make it in Med School either, John, unless tutored, spoon fed, and graded on a different curve from the rest of us.
            Unless standards are lowered blacks do not make it at UCB.
            They are not qualified.
            Of course, admission is AA assuring an astronomical drop out rate.
            UCB has created black, ethnic, and womens’ study depts, and installed a “diversity officer.”
            In those empty, useless majors, they have a better chance of surviving.

          • John Smith

            I never said they weren’t, but compared to the average black, the ones that do get in appear to be geniuses, even if not much better than average compared to other races.

  • I remember that. And I remember that Cuba still will not hand her over, despite the fact that we are now “normalizing” relations. I know it won’t happen under this administration, but if we get a decent man in the White House, we need to stage an Israeli type of raid into Cuba, and get her, like the Israelis did to get Adolf Eichmann.

    • John Smith

      They’d hand her over for the right economic deal, but we’d need a president that didn’t idolize her.

      • When Obama was running for a second term, he had no problem ordering what amounted to an invasion of nuclear armed Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden. The US government obviously could pressure little Cuba into handing her over. What would the Cubans do? Cry to the “Soviets”? HA HA!! Like their past friends the Russians really scare America anymore.

    • Blackfish

      Living in Cuba is punishment enough. The economy is so screwed up the locals can’t even buy toilet paper. The Workers’ Paradise indeed!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The ongoing dialogue between BSU and Chancellor Nick Dirks has focused on efforts to improve recruitment and retention of black students at the university – currently about three percent of the student population.

    According to US News and World Report:

    Best public universities:

    #1 University of California—​Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA

    #2 Tie: University of California—​Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

    #2 University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA

    The UC system well knows that Berkeley – its crown jewel – and UCLA – received #1 and #2 ratings precisely because there are few blacks at either university. Admitting more blacks will forces them to lower standards which will in turn lower Cal and UCLA’s rankings. Blacks are shuffled off to lower-ranked UC Riverside or UC Merced.

    University of California Berkeley’s Black Student Union has released a list of demands issued to the administration, including the renaming of a campus building for fugitive cop-killer and FBI-designated terrorist Assata Shakur.

    Good to remember when Cal begs me for a donation – which is about every other week.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    I want Howard University to name buildings after Darren Wilson and George Zimmerman.

  • Caucasoid88

    I had a great chuckle at these demands when I read them. “Change the building’s name to a cop-killing psychopath or we will know you don’t like us and stuff!”

    The chancellor said, “No comment,” when asked about it. He probably shook his head in embarrassment.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Berkeley is not down with the plight of the Black Man. C’mon now.

  • InAFreeCountry

    It’s a false flag op.

  • John Smith

    The biggest heroes blacks have are athletes and criminals – explains a lot.

    • Blackfish

      Don’t forget “preachers”!

  • John Smith

    I agree – they ought to just hang BSU members instead.

  • rentslave

    Cory Booker named a park for a serial child killer,yet he was still elected Senator.Anyway,Joanne will be free in Jan.2017 to dedicate the building,bringing along OJ,Mumia,and Ferguson

  • bubo

    It should be named after Wayne Williams.

  • HE2

    Only in Berkeley, folks.

  • Light from the East

    UC Berkeley’s black students – How many of them are qualified by affirmative action?

    • Blackfish

      My educated guess: all of them.

  • Dale McNamee

    This should confirm to everyone that black culture is criminal at it’s core… I guess that MLK, Jr. Medgar Evers,.Booker T Washington, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglas, Benjamin Banneker, aren’t “good enough”, but a criminal is…

  • Cid Campeador

    The White and Asian parents should immediately pull their kids out of that den of traitors.
    Maybe they can change the name to Letalvus Cobbins University.

  • archer

    2 million, she better hope that tourism don’t suddenly open up in Cuba or she will be coming back in a steamer trunk.

  • newscomments70

    The enemy from within.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Well they are just demanding what they always do, and look up to. Killers and thugs.

  • curri

    The implied accusation that UC Berkeley is a neo-KKK stronghold is high comedy indeed. It’s only 24% white, and 0% of them are likely to be redneck NASCAR fans who hate Obama.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      You maybe right.

  • TXCriollo

    Jeez this is just too much, bill burr in his anti white guilt bit said whites just are outta guilt. What does da bus expect to win with this one?

  • regbs

    Nooses set up around campus by the same blacks demanding compensation for the nooses. We’ve seen this countless times. Apparently, it works.