Black couple claims racial harassment at Emporia State University; ALA - Do not accredit Emporia State library science program; Regents - Secure independent investigation of Hale racial hate crime; Increase the number of university black faculty and staff

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A. Hale
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PURPOSE of the October 27th MARCH

Online and in-person march at 11:30am, October 27, 2015 at Emporia State University (this is march #2)

In Brief:

To the ALA (American Library Association): Do not fully Accredit the Emporia State University ALA certified program;

To the Kansas Board of Regents and Emporia State University: We demand a full independent investigation of the hate crime and SLIM; and demand an increase in  the number of black faculty and staff at Emporia State University.


Full Overview for Support of Marches:

To offer full support of Ms. Angelica Hale, Dr. Melvin Hale along with the Emporia State University Black and Latino Faculty and Staff as they draw attention to the climate of injustice, inequality, and fear on the Emporia State University campus with their March on Emporia, September 15, 2015 and October 27, 2015  We stand with them as concerned individuals and organizations participating in the march in-person and also online nationwide.

1. For ESU and SLIM Administration and the ESU Police Department to
acknowledge that the Hales were victims of a hate-based incident that
occurred when someone attacked them by unlawfully entering an office,
tampering with the contents, and writing the “N” word on a notepad.

2. To bring attention to the fact that Emporia State retaliated against the Hales
for reporting the hate-based incident and demanding an appropriate response to it.

3. To draw attention to the flawed results of the Emporia State “investigation,”
which relied solely on legal definitions of “hate crime” and was conducted by an
insider with ties to the highly probable ESU suspect, according to Wendy Carlson,
an internationally acclaimed forensic handwriting examiner.*

4. To highlight the lack of empathy by ESU and Interim Pres. Vietti, who talks of
“moving forward” when she has never even acknowledged the Hales’ injury.

5. To shine a light on the fact that minority voices are not included when
determining whether or not a hate-based incident has occurred on campus.

6. To protest ZERO tenured Black faculty at ESU, after 150+ years!

*Go to to hear Wendy Carlson’s expert opinion.

Read the story on the Associated Press:

Thank you!  -Angelica Hale