a. Who is investigating these students’ actions, and can we promptly receive an update on the progress and timeline of the investigation?b. We know from the literature that silence in the face of racism is believed to be acceptance of racism. We also know that the student code of conduct holds students to higher standards than what is legal. This being said, why has UNF not denounced these racist actions as a clear violation of UNF’s commitment to diversity? Many of the statements made by the university have never identified the contents of this video as being racist. c. Students and faculty who stand up to racism are experiencing threats from the individual student who posted the video as well as threats from others both inside and outside UNF, such as on the UNF Facebook feed. What infrastructure is available within UNF for addressing these threats? d. What will UNF do to move forward and work towards creating an environment where safety and diversity are valued? How will UNF utilize its resources, including the many faculty in multiple departments who study diversity, to ameliorate and address this issue? e. Why did UNF communicate about this video on Facebook 12+ hours before UNF faculty, staff, students, and administration were notified by email? Shouldn’t the faculty, staff, students, and administration be notified at the same time if not prior to the general public?
Please check the Faculty Association minutes website for Questions answered during the meeting:http://www.unf.edu/unffa/minutes/Faculty_Association/Faculty_Association_Minutes_Index.aspx.
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