Require that all Pitt students take a black studies course

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During my time as a Pitt student, I’ve always felt as though all my non-black classmates would benefit from learning more about what it means to be Black in America, but I knew that many of them would be able graduate without taking such a class.  This lack of knowledge has negative consequences in university communities across the country, and I want Pitt to lead the way in making a real change.

I am calling for Pitt to mandate that every undergraduate student takes a black studies course as a part of university graduation requirements.

I have written and attached the letter I've sent to our university's leadership, and I hope you’ll all read it to hear my explanation. If this is something you support or something you would at least be interested in starting a larger conversation about, I encourage you to sign and show Pitt leadership where the minds of its students are with regards to making meaningful change on our campus.  I have been disappointed in Pitt for its reaction to anti-black events in the past, but I hope that the university adopts this recommendation and shows its Black students that it is serious about changing up the status quo.