WWU students push trustees to act on safety

The Seattle Times

Saying their university has failed to address the safety concerns of students of color, a group of Western Washington University students read a strongly worded statement during a board of trustees meeting Friday and asked for an apology.

Their concerns stem from an incident in November, when student-body President Belina Seare — who is black — was threatened by an outburst of anonymous, profanity-laced rape and death threats on social media after she raised questions about the appropriateness of the school’s Viking mascot.

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