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Fight Back News: Students fight for ethnic studies at CSU LA

Asian American StudiesThe Academic Senate at Cal State University, Los Angeles voted down 29 to 20 a proposal to make taking an Ethnic Studies course a requirement for graduation, reports Fight Back News
 
About 100 students, faculty and supporters packed the meeting in support of the idea.
 
The proposal by Dr. Melina Abdullah, professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies, states “At least one of the two diversity courses must be taken in one of the four Ethnic Studies/Area Studies Departments/Programs: Asian/Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Latin American Studies, or Pan African Studies.”
 
For the first time ever, the Senate used clickers to vote rather than taking a public roll call despite calls for transparency in the voting process.
 
Two days after the decision on January 28, student rallied to protest that vote.
 
You can read more in Fight Back News

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