‘Black Students for Revolution’ Group Issues List of Demands to University of Illinois

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

Are they at college to study, or to hold rallies?

Black students at the University of Illinois are calling for a revolution, saying they won’t stop until the school puts an end to its “system of tuition-peonage” and abolishes its “strongholds of male power.”

At a Friday rally, UI’s Black Students for Revolution (BSR) presented a list of demands to its administration, touching on issues from tuition hikes and minimum-wage laws to Greek life and housing options.

In its first demand, BSR calls on its school to “immediately and permanently halt tuition hikes,” arguing that the current cost of higher education “is unsustainable and must be radically disrupted.”