The college president, W. Taylor Reverley III, rebuffed Black Lives Matter demands because he does not like demands being imposed on him. He said suggestions and recommendations are fine, but demands are not. Here is what the activists demanded of the College of William and Mary (via The College Fix):
–a tenured diversity position
–a required social justice course
–an Africana Studies department
–a zero-tolerance policy for racism
–more staff for W&M’s Center for Student Diversity
–emphasis on recruiting black students
–more employment and retention of black faculty.
Here’s what Reverley said in response to the list of demands:
“I don’t deal in demands,” Reveley said. “I don’t make demands of other people. I don’t expect to receive demands from people. I love to get suggestions, recommendations, strong arguments.”
Then, he was criticized for being an example of patriarchy and white supremacy.