- Dr. Maravene LoeschkeTowson University President
Pres. Loeschke: Denounce "White Student Union" at Towson University!
A Towson University student wants to start a White Student Union, exclusive to white students.
This is not the first time that a campus hate group has been proposed at Towson.
The first attempt, “Youth for Western Civilization,” raised concerns after white supremacist messages began popping up around campus. This group disbanded but the idea is back again!
Historically, minority students were excluded from Greek life and other campus organizations. The creation of Black student unions were a breakthrough in the civil rights movement and an opportunity to educate all races on racial equality and historical injustices.
The mere idea of a group like this being introduced on a college campus is shameful and undermines the struggles that minority groups have faced in America.
Send a letter to Towson University’s President, Dr. Maravene Loeschke and tell her to publicly denounce the creation or any future creation of a hate group on campus!
- Towson University President
Dr. Maravene Loeschke
Your University claims that “Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriches the educational experience of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.”
If the past is any indication, this student group is ploy to exclude groups that have been historically marginalized. A group like this has one goal: to promote hate.
Allowing a “whites only” student group directly contradicts your commitment to diversity -- and it serves no purpose other than to discriminate against non-white students.
As the President of Towson University, I urge you to publicly denounce the creation and establishment of the "White Student Union."
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