Monday, May 1, 2017

Western Kentucky Univ. Students Pass Bill For Free Tuition as Reparations

Black students at Western Kentucky University could potentially receive free tuition if a resolution passed by the student government is successful.

The resolution, which passed on April 18 by a 19-10-1 vote, is being considered reparations for a "debt that will never be paid," according to reports.

Andrea Ambam, one of the co-sponsors of the bill, said their main goal was to spark what she believes are necessary conversations about race at WKU.

"The resolution passing in our student government makes a huge statement to the policy makers at WKU," she told NBCBLK. "The next step is to push our way into more formal settings on campus and create discussion, as well as writing more legislation." 

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