NOMMO Newsmagazine stands with the UCLA Black Student Athlete Alliance in the demand for UCLA athletics to take immediate action and remove student Chris Weiland from the team.
Furthermore, we would like to highlight the “Principles of Intolerance,” enacted into the UC system and UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in 2016, and specifically Principles “i” and “j” that state “Harassment, threats, assaults, vandalism, and destruction of property, as defined by University policy, will not be tolerated within the University community” and “The Regents call on University leaders to apply these Principles Against Intolerance and all other University policies directed to discrimination and intolerance to the full extent permissible under law.”
According to UCLA Student Code of Conduct, “Students may be held accountable for the types of misconduct set out in Section II.C.” Section II 102:11a states that Discrimination means the exclusion of an individual, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services (including protected veterans) from participation in any academic, research, or other University service, program, or activity.”
NOMMO extends our support to students from marginalized communities, and we acknowledge the social and emotional impact of experiencing hate-speech in our campus community. We strongly condemn the actions and behavior exhibited by Weiland, and we urge the University of California to re-evaluate its commitment to racial and LGBTQ+ social issues, as incidents of racism and homophobia continue to plague the cultural climate of this institution.
NOMMO Newsmagazine calls for the immediate investigation into the violation by student Chris Weiland by the UCLA Dean.
Andrea Robinson | Social Media Editor
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