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Wed Jun 7 2006 (Updated 06/18/06)
Students and Workers Rally to Demand Affirmative Diversity
Wed Jun 7 2006 (Updated 06/18/06)
Coalition Charges UCSC with Institutional Racism & Sexism
On June 6th, communities of color at UC Santa Cruz held multiple rallies and confronted Chancellor Denice Denton to demand concrete infrastructural support for diversity at UCSC. While the University has made a rhetorical commitment to diversity, custodians (who are predominately workers of color) continue to receive up to 30% less in wages than their counterparts at Cabrillo and CSUMB; the University has actively denied institutional support and failed to recognize the centrality of student initiated outreach and retention programs to making diversity viable at UCSC; large numbers of valuable senior faculty of color have been (or may be) forced to resign due to hostile working environments. Administrators and university policies have actively upheld all these problems. Read more

imc_photo.gifphotos: UCSC Charged With Disadvantaging Students, Faculty and Workers of Color || Students & Workers charge institutional racism & sexism; Demand affirmative diversity
imc_video.gifvideo clips: Surprising Denton || Denton giving in to watching the students' skit
imc_audio.gifaudio: UCSC Diversity Coalition Rails Administrators

see also: Affirmative Diversity Talking Points