The students from the University Wisconsin-Madison want black students to be offered free tuition and housing, but everyone else has to pay.
A student organization submitted a resolution to allow black people the opportunity for a free education since the laws of the past-restricted black education during slavery.
Tyriek Mack, the author of the resolution and a representative of the Associated Students of Madison school organization said, according to AP, that the aim is to improve diversity.
“The university’s rhetoric suggests that it is committed to diversity and inclusion, so this legislation compels the university to move towards action – which is imperative. If no one challenges the university’s empty promises, then the racial composition will remain stagnant.”
The resolution the ASM presented to the university wants all black students to receive free access and for inmates. The cost comes to about $20,000 a year.
Although the idea is presented seriously, there was no serious plan attached on how to pay for the program.
Just fifty black students would cost the university a million dollars, but that isn’t the case. In the school of roughly 43,000 students, 5% are black already. Roughly 2,150 students would stop paying for their education. The cost to the university would be $43,000,000 a year.
University of Wisconsin-Madison is the same school that hit the streets to protest our democratic and fair election.
It is very unlikely the school will adopt the proposed resolution, primarily due to the financial restraints.
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