NOW: #UNC campus groups - Black Student Movement, Carolina Black Caucus, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association - are holding a news conference about “next steps for UNC’s Black community.” This comes after #NikoleHannahJones controversy and police chief resignation.
Speakers from BSM are talking about the 2021 priorities. They are under two umbrellas -- safety and equity.

Under safety, they are asking for anti-racist alerts, full-time Black counselors trained in racial trauma, increase of Black staff in Title IX & the Women's Center. #UNC
They are also asking for the immediate termination of Officer Rahsheem Holland, who we learned yesterday was promoted to interim Chief, since former Chief David Perry resigned. UNC did not give a reason for his resignation.

Background from @JoeFisherTV:…
Under the equity heading -- their asks include "a metric-driven recruitment strategy for Black faculty," restoration & contextualization of the Unsung Founders Memorial, and a permanent memorial for James Cates.

Background on Cates:…
BSM President says "these are actionable items." She says all of these could be implemented by the fall semester if #UNC chose to do so.

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