Change the name of Robert Morris University's student IDs.

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Change the name of Robert Morris University's student IDs.

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Melanie Hall started this petition to Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University is a PWI with minority groups making up 24% of the student population. Like most institutions, we have student identification cards that allow us to get into buildings across campus and allow us to buy our food.

Our student IDs are currently named, “Freedom Cards.” This poorly named form of identification has made minority students (black students in particular) feel like we are being dehumanized. Gifting us with IDs that grant us our “freedom” is of extremely poor taste. Especially coming from a University that is named after a slave owner. It is unacceptable to make light of the emancipation of an entire demographic that was and still is feeling the effects of slavery. Minority students should not have to be reminded of that every time they pick up their IDs. With that being said, we would like to rename our Freedom Cards to something that is not insensitive.

If Robert Morris University is the welcoming place that the other 76% of students know and love; we ask that these changes be made so that minority students can also feel that same pride in being a Colonial.

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