BY ISN STAFF | April 2, 2016
Student government presidents at the 28 Jesuit college and universities across the United States joined together to take a stand against racial injustice and made a commitment to “publicly stand in solidarity with these students and
their allies.” The group of 29 student government leaders representing all of the U.S. Jesuit higher education institutions issued a joint statement on March 28, 2016. Citing the racial justice student activism at non-Jesuit universities across the U.S. including: University of Missouri, Claremont McKenna, Ithaca College, San Jose State University, and Howard University, the group of student leaders called on “all institutions of higher education to stand together and take action in advocating for an end to racial inequality in its many manifestations.”
Noting how racial injustice intersects with Jesuit higher education in the U.S., the statement said that, “racial inequalities exist within Jesuit institutions and more actions must be taken in this regard.”
The statement was distributed across each campus and numerous campus newspapers have reported on it including The Los Angeles Loyolan, the student-body newspaper on the campus of Loyola Marymount University.
The full statement can be found here: