KENNESAW, GA (CBS46) Students are making demands to the president at Kennesaw State University after a racist post goes viral.

The racial tension is so bad on campus that some students say they don't feel safe. Nearly two weeks ago a photo posted on the GroupMe app shows a black student, later identified as Elijah John, with the caption "Need to call the Klan to solve this issue."

On Tuesday, the Cobb County chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and KSU students stood alongside Elijah as they demanded appropriate action to be taken by KSU.

"This is no way isolated incident as the university has been complacent and continuing to allow for a hostile and violent environment to festered and continues to sweep issues like these under the rug," said student Alexa Vaca. "The university has a duty to protect its minority students."

What do the students want? 

  • Strict sanction & repercussions added to school policy for offenders of discriminatory actions and language
  • An anti-racist education center
  • Anti-racist & diversity training
  • A diverse faculty and staff to be representative of the student population

Copyright 2019 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.