Posted on July 15, 2016

U. of Wisconsin Center Separated Students by Race to Discuss Shootings

Emma Pettit, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 13, 2016

The University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Multicultural Student Center held racially segregated meetings on Monday for students, faculty, and staff to discuss the recent fatal shootings of African-American men in Missouri and Louisiana as well as the killing of five police officers in Dallas last week, reported the Wisconsin State Journal on Wednesday.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, the center advertised two meetings for white students and university employees and two meetings for minority students and university employees, the Journal reported.

{snip} Campus officials said that the center had separated the meetings to give minority students and employees a space to voice their concerns, and that the decision had not been intended to exclude participants, reported the Journal.