Protesters At Depaul Reject Negotiations
Student protesters on Friday rejected offers by DePaul University of stepped up minority recruiting and other measures aimed at ending a 10-day sit-in at the school newspaper.
Members of the Coalition for Concerned Black Students said they would not be satisfied until the campus weekly, The DePaulia, apologized for an article that appeared in February.
A spokesman for protesters said they will continue to demand dismissal of the paper’s editor in chief and an unidentified writer.
The offending story quoted a police report about a melee at a student dance. The report used the police jargon “M-B” to refer to black males involved in the fight, in the article’s only reference to race.
Black students complained the inclusion of race was irrelevant and perpetuated negative stereotypes.