When one is accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
The POC at IC group has announced “demand sessions” for Nov. 3 and 6 where participants will share their grievances about Ithaca College and the administration, and answer questions regarding the vote of no confidence for President Tom Rochon organized by the Student Government Association.
A substantial portion of the campus community witnessed the powerful escalation of the “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event Oct. 27. Students, faculty, staff and administrators understood there would be a big event. They understood there would be a potential for controversy. But perhaps nobody understood what the event would be — and what it should be — better than the POC at IC group.
Approximately 40 students, led by members of the POC at IC group, stormed the stage Oct. 27 during the college’s “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias” event and expressed “no confidence” in Ithaca College President Tom Rochon.
Following rallies about the racial climate on campus, Ithaca College will hold an event titled “Addressing Community Action on Racism and Cultural Bias,” which aims to list possible actions about this issue that could be undertaken immediately.
Over 200 Ithaca College students, faculty and staff gathered at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 around Free Speech Rock to protest against racism on campus and to demand action from administration, with a number of members of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees in the audience.
Ithaca College students and alumni are expressing frustration on social media after an unaffiliated fraternity at Ithaca College sent out a Facebook invitation Oct. 9 for a party with what they are calling a racially charged theme.