Babylon Bee’s Kyle Mann Has a Plan for Former Media Matters Staff (and...
CNN Looked Sad to Be Covering Trump's Massive Rally in 'One of the...
143 Democrats Vote Against H.R. 192 Which Bars Noncitizens From Voting in Local...
Media Matters for America Layoffs Brings Schadenfreudelciousness to X
The Left Can't Meme and Apparently Biden Can't Either
Sociology Professor Gets Ratioed Into OBLIVION for Telling People to 'Deal With' Higher...
Deadly Wokeness: UCLA Lowered Admission Standards, Now 50% of Some Groups FAIL Basic...
Here's the Massive Crowd Gathering in AOC's Back Yard for Trump's Bronx Rally
The Trump 'Reich' Hoax, Cruz Unchained, MSNBC Elitism!
Script-a-Palooza! Biden Asked Reporter to Repeat Question Before Delivering a Scripted Ans...
Former ATF Official Slams USA Today Report on U.S. Guns and Mexican Cartels
CNN Host Asked Sen. Ted Cruz for Vote Fraud Evidence and Did NOT...
CONSEQUENCES: Despite Faculty Whining, Harvard Withholds Degrees from Thirteen Seniors Ove...
AOC Preps Bronx Voters for Tonight's Trump Rally With an Amazing Gas Price...
Germany Forgets Its History, Says It Will Arrest Netanyahu If He Enters the...

Danny Glover rallies ethnic studies hunger strikers; University president begins negotiations

As Twitchy reported, four San Francisco State University students calling themselves the Third World Liberation Front 2016 launched a hunger strike May 2 to protest what they claimed were budget cuts eliminating two positions in the Department of Africana Studies and to demand $8 million in funding for the school’s College of Ethnic Studies.

Advertisement

After the students announced their hunger strike via a press conference, provost Sue Rosser told reporters that the 2009 recession had affected funding for all departments, adding bluntly, “We don’t have $8 million.”

Ten days later, President Les Wong at last met with the hunger strikers’ “negotiating team” after issuing a statement Tuesday night urging them to end their strike and trust his commitment to “come to a resolution that ensures that the College of Ethnic Studies thrives in perpetuity.”

One striker was taken to the hospital Tuesday after complaining of chest pains.

Advertisement

The tent city the strikers and their supporters have erected on campus (against university rules) still stands, though, and spirits were lifted yesterday with a visit by actor Danny Glover, who was passing through on his way to introduce Bernie Sanders at a rally in Sacramento.

Better funding? They’ve been pretty clear about their demand for $8 million. The College of Ethnic Studies currently has an annual budget of $3.5 million, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

Advertisement

There’s no word yet if the hunger strike is over, but supporters are running out of room on their banner. Poor planning?

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Twitchy Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement