By JENNIFER FULLER | WSIU • MAY 31, 2016
“The issue in Carbondale is an onion, and it’s been brewing for a while.”
Winstead says African American students and alumni can tell similar stories – stories of issues and problems in their community needing to meet a higher threshold before something is done, of the need for more African American faculty, staff, and administrators.
The Black Alumni Group has drafted a list of issues it wants the University to address – including reviewing the mission of SIU’s Center for Inclusive Excellence, recruitment of African American faculty and staff, and a confrontation of what the group calls “coded language” – something Winstead says can be found not just at the university, but in online message boards and comment sections about SIU.
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