Student organization at University of Chicago having a discussion about race that is “only for BIPOC”.
student organization, UChicago UnitedDisorientation is hosting an event called “Race @ UChicago” on October 15th, which is billed as a “BIPOC-only space.”
“A BIPOC ONLY space for an honest discussion of the navigational race at UChicago between new and old students,” the event description reads.
Other events hosted by the organization during the fall semester include Radical Story Hour, Policing, Gentrification and Abolition, Anti-Militarism 101, and an activist open house.
UChicago United’s “Disorientation” is a series of events “aimed at letting freshmen learn about the ‘real’ University of Chicago.”
Participants in all events are required to wear masks, and the student organization wrote “the pandemic is not over. We protect us!”
The organization also launched a campaign called “CareNotCops” in response to the April 3, 2018, shooting of student Charles Thomas by a University of Chicago police officer.
Dash cam video of the officer who shot the student shows Thomas yelling and coming at the officers with what police believe was a crowbar. The police officer told Thomas several times to drop the object, but he ran toward the officer and was shot, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
According to the report, Thomas was experiencing a mental health episode.
In response, UChicago United demanded that the university “immediately defund [University of Chicago Police Department] cutting its budget by 50 percent,” “disarm the UCPD,” disclose the police department’s budget, and “disband the UCPD by 2022.”
Thomas was charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property, but those charges were dismissed because Thomas went through a court diversion program for first-time felons.
UChicago United did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.