Hold CSU accountable for ignoring racial related incidents

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There have been several racial and race related incidents that have happened on Colorado State Universities campus over the past 3 years. Regardless of the administrations involvement, or lack of, these incidents happened on the CSU campus and were done by CSU students. For the most part, the CSU administration and past president Tony Frank and current president Joyce McConnell have done little but send an email condemning these actions. Nothing further has happened. 

Most recently, 4 CSU students were photographed in blackface while imitating characters from Marvel's Black Panther. An email followed stating that these students were not to face any punishment because the act was protected by the first amendment.

Many students felt as though there should be some disciplinary action and some expressed their disapproval by writing "CSU admin condones blackface" in chalk on the campuses main plaza on September 12, 2019. The plaza on campus is defined as "public forum traditionally utilized at Colorado State University, and is open to all individuals for the purpose of exercising free speech and assembly" and always has messages written in chalk gracing the pavement.  Despite this being an area designed for students to exercise their first amendment rights, the "CSU admin condones blackface" messages were washed away by the administration by the next morning, September 13, 2019. The CSU administration washed away students voices' demanding action regarding the racist events that have happened on campus. This is obviously extremely hypocritical, as CSU cited the first amendment in not punishing students in blackface but then removed speech expressed by other students criticizing the lack of action.

This petition aims to hold CSU administration more accountable for past and future racial related incidents on campus and suggests a change in those holding leadership positions at the university.

The university's slogan is Rams take care, Rams take action. This is us Rams taking action and doing our best to take care of our fellow students and if this petition is removed or changed in any way by CSU, then they have gone against their core principals. 

Links to most recent racial incidents can be found below:

Blackface

Nazi Swastika 

Noose hanging in dorm

Police called on Native American teens on campus tour

Link to the CSU instagram page that has created this petition