Some members of the University of Michigan's Black Student Union issued a list of seven demands to college administrators Monday calling for improved racial diversity and inclusion on campus. The participants gave the university seven days to meet their requests before they consider a 'physical' form of activism to spur reforms.
Demands include an increase in black representation to equal 10 percent of the university population and more affordable housing on campus for those of lower socioeconomic status.
The Black Student Union launched the 'Being Black at University Michigan' movement last fall to spark a dialogue about race on campus and gained national attention when their hashtag #BBUM trended on Twitter.
Students displayed their demands on the steps of Hill Auditorium where speakers like University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belefonte spoke at an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.