African-American students decry foreign African students

Black students at Cornell University say African, Caribbean immigrants 'disproportionately' represented at the expense of African-Americans.

Chana Roberts ,

Black university students (illustrative)
Black university students (illustrative)
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African-American students at Cornell University in a letter accused the university of admitting too many African and Caribbean immigrants to the school.

In their discriminatory letter, Black Students United (BSU) wrote, "The Black student population at Cornell disproportionately represents international or first-generation African or Caribbean students."

"While these students have a right to flourish at Cornell, there is a lack of investment in Black students whose families were affected directly by the African Holocaust in America.

"Cornell must work to actively support students whose families have been impacted for generations by white supremacy and American fascism."

Later in their letter, BSU explained how they define "black students."

"We demand that Cornell Admissions to come up with a plan to actively increase the presence of underrepresented Black students on this campus. We define underrepresented Black students as Black Americans who have several generations (more than two) in this country," they wrote.



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