Calling for the resignation of University of Louisville President James R. Ramsey
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In light of recent events that have devalued, hurt, and embarrassed not only an entire culture and race, but also our University, our city, and our state, it is time for James R. Ramsey to step down from his position as president of the University of Louisville.
It is far too little too late to imagine that lack of diversity training is the reason something such as this occurs. It's 2015, and this type of insensitivity among academic and professional adults can only be due to gross ignorance and a lifetime of privileged beliefs and actions.
I call on all of you to hold this man accountable for his negligent, embarrassing behavior - sign the petition to have President James R. Ramsey resign immediately.
*Due to some of the responses we've received thus far, it's imperative that you understand these ARE NOT mariachis, thinking that alone demonstrates confusion and ignorance. This costume is an example of "brownface", and it typifies the "lazy Mexican" stereotype.
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