After a well-attended public meeting on the University of Kansas campus regarding race issues, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little offered a response Friday to student demands and comments. KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports.
Chancellor Gray-little hosted the public meeting, where she heard stories of discrimination and demands from students and staff. In a statement, she says the stories were heartbreaking and troubling.
She admits that racism exists in society and on campus, and she says it’s not acceptable. Gray-little says university leaders hear the concerns and pledge they can and will do better. Her comments don’t directly address a series of demands, but she says more specifics will be released next week.
The chancellor says significant change can’t come from the top down, but needs to come from within the university and include all administrators, faculty and students.