Friday, September 4, 2020
The College Fix, Black Law Students Demand Classroom Diversity Monitors to Report ‘Questionable Conduct’:
The Black Law Students Association at the University of San Diego School of Law is calling for campus administrators to train and post diversity officers in classrooms to observe and report bias and other “disparaging” actions against students of color.
According to an open letter from the USD Black Law Students Association, these diversity officers would be charged with watching classrooms and reporting incidents or conduct they consider questionable or discriminatory.
“As Black law students we are privileged with the opportunity to pursue a legal education and seek membership to the legal profession, however, we are not immune to the oppression that is inextricably linked to our Blackness,” the group states in their six-page letter to USD law faculty and students.
The demand for classroom diversity monitors is one of the nine “calls to action” BLSA published in their open letter.