Real Racial Justice for Menlo College

Real Racial Justice for Menlo College

June 3, 2020
Petition to
Menlo College
Signatures: 3,602Next Goal: 5,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by Ngozi Harrison



Hello supporters,

Thank you so much for continuing to show your solidarity by standing with us as we continue to fight for justice on an institutional level!

We are currently waiting on a written response from Menlo College, which we are to receive by June 30th.

In the meantime, here is a video we recorded of our address to Menlo College, detailing grievances and demands to the administration.

Check it out here on YouTube: Menlo College Students Demand Racial Justice In Higher Ed


Thank you all for your support! We received over 2,800 signatures!

We have finalized a 36 page report and sent to Menlo College. We have presented to the Administration with the goal of creating an action plan to address institutional injustice and create a better place for future students.

More updates coming soon

Link to our publically available report

Just sign and share. No need to chip in.

***Money does not go to local organizations. Please donate to the organizations listed at the bottom of this page.

The current climate within our country has ignited a fire in many Black students/alum to speak out against the systematic racism and microaggressions we have experienced during our time at Menlo College. For too long, Menlo College has maintained a position of complacency or protecting outright malicious behavior against Black and Brown students. In a collective effort, we as Black students, alumni, and allies are organizing to collect all of our shared experiences, grievances,  and demands to deliver to the administration.


5 point platform:

  1. Accountability/Repercussions for staff and faculty who exercise and espouse racial bias.
    • Remove or demote faculty, staff, administration, coaches, etc in student-facing positions that uphold racial bias or perpetrate racist acts toward students of color
    • Create an anonymous platform for students to report racism, prejudice, and microaggressions that must be addressed and remedied by administration
  2. Establish a Black alumni network.
  3. Diversity Committee and Interpersonal Training for Staff/Faculty.
  4. Real support (not just words) to actively dismantle systemic oppression and support the work being done 
    • Donations to Black organizations
    • Provide a platform/spaces for Black students
    • Invite Black academics/speakers to have discussions with students 
  5. Address injustice in Menlo Colleges history
    • Remove and address racist artifacts, books, art etc.

Want to take more action! Here are a few links to educate yourself and donate:

A Guide to Allyship

Peoples Breakfast Oakland - Donate to Bail out Protestors in Alameda County

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice for George Floyd

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

Support the Equal Justice Initiative  

Watch 13th on Netflix

Read Algorithms of Oppression by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

Read the New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Read How to Be an Anti Racist Ibram X. Kendi

Read Women Race and Class by Angela Davis

Read Indigenous Peoples History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's '67 speech The Three Evils of Society 

Learn about the history Black Co-operatives and support your local Co-op

Don't support Amazon or Instacart support Mandela Grocery in Oakland or local bookstores


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Signatures: 3,602Next Goal: 5,000
Support now