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Racial Justice

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Petition to Civil Rights Act, Moms of Black Boys/Men

The Civil Rights Violation of a Four Year Old African-American Tatum,Texas Boy

Tatum, TX On Tuesday August 12th, Michael Trimble's grandmother was called into school to meet with the principal and his teacher because there was a question on male dress code they wished to addressed. Once there she was told that his hair was too long that she could either cut it or keep it braided. She asked why her grandson wasn't allowed to wear his natural state hair they then explained that it could possibly be a DISTRACTION!!!  Then she requested to speak to the Superintendent of Schools, at that point he explained the exact same thing. Then asked him about the trans gender students in the same school district,  he proceeded to tell her that they are guarded by the federal law. Basically meaning that a boy student can wear a dress on the first day of school and continue to wear dresses throughout the school year, because that student has started a transition into a female lifestyle. But her four-year-old grandson who is wearing his natural hair is a distraction. Randi, his grandmother then had his hair braided..guess what?? Now that's a problem too. Fast forward to yesterday..she's now being asked to pin his hair up. When will the racial discrimination and injustice towards our sons, brothers, uncles, husbands, and friends stop. Really a four year old boy. We need to be his voice. Please lend your signature to this petition to tell Tatum, Texas we will not be bullied into cutting his hair.  "If we don't stand for something we'll fall for anything"  "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly" ~MLKjr. #pleaseshare #thisneedstostop #profiling #ourblackisbeautiful #ittakesavillage #oursonslivesmatter

Rachel Raye
8,547 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to Colorado State University, Joyce McConnell

Hold CSU accountable for ignoring racial related incidents

There have been several racial and race related incidents that have happened on Colorado State Universities campus over the past 3 years. Regardless of the administrations involvement, or lack of, these incidents happened on the CSU campus and were done by CSU students. For the most part, the CSU administration and past president Tony Frank and current president Joyce McConnell have done little but send an email condemning these actions. Nothing further has happened.  Most recently, 4 CSU students were photographed in blackface while imitating characters from Marvel's Black Panther. An email followed stating that these students were not to face any punishment because the act was protected by the first amendment. Many students felt as though there should be some disciplinary action and some expressed their disapproval by  writing "CSU admin condones blackface" in chalk on the campuses main plaza on September 12, 2019. The plaza on campus is defined as "public forum traditionally utilized at Colorado State University, and is open to all individuals for the purpose of exercising free speech and assembly" and always has messages written in chalk gracing the pavement.  Despite this being an area designed for students to exercise their first amendment rights, the "CSU admin condones blackface" messages were washed away by the administration by the next morning, September 13, 2019. The CSU administration washed away students voices' demanding action regarding the racist events that have happened on campus. This is obviously extremely hypocritical, as CSU cited the first amendment in not punishing students in blackface but then removed speech expressed by other students criticizing the lack of action. This petition aims to hold CSU administration more accountable for past and future racial related incidents on campus and suggests a change in those holding leadership positions at the university. The university's slogan is Rams take care, Rams take action. This is us Rams taking action and doing our best to take care of our fellow students and if this petition is removed or changed in any way by CSU, then they have gone against their core principals.  Links to most recent racial incidents can be found below: Blackface Nazi Swastika  Noose hanging in dorm Police called on Native American teens on campus tour Link to the CSU instagram page that has created this petition 

CSU Memes
3,783 supporters