Get the Cops off the HPU campus!

Get the Cops off the HPU campus!

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Ashley Mckillips started this petition to High Point University

In the wake of the nationwide protests following the shooting of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Jacob Blake(to name a few of the many victims of Police brutality) many organizations and companies have made eloquent statements in support of BLM and racial justice. High Point University(HPU) was one of these organizations and Dr. Quibein had a really moving message about how "HPU believes black lives matter" on 06/01/20 during the George Floyd protests. Since then HPU has sent more messages reiterating their support of Dr. Quibein's original statement and of BLM in general.

This fall HPU has gone back to school in person and has lots of new rules around distancing, mask-wearing, and gathering. In order to enforce these HPU decided to hire a bunch of cops. 

Instead of ramping up fines or expanding their own security, they decided to literally fund the police.

This choice is clearly in opposition to the call to Defund the police by BLM and other racial justice movements, and High Point University has shown its true colors as a hypocritical and fundamentally problematic institution.

If HPU actually "believes black lives matter" they should remove all of the police from in and around campus immediately.

There's so much more that the university can and should do to make High Point, "an institution focused on diversity and inclusivity and a place framed with love and unity" on top of removing the police from campus. So let's get on it!

As Dr. Quibein said we have to "step up and step out" against racial injustice in our country if diversity, inclusivity, and unity are actually our goals. 

ACAB 

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