Rasheed Shabazz on exclusion of Black students at SOCC – New University

During public comment at the University of California Student Association (UCSA) meeting in November, Afrikan Black Coalition Communications Director Rasheed Shabazz shared students concerns that Black students had been excluded from the 2014 Students of Color Conference (SOCC). He was quoted in New University, UC Irvine’s newspaper.

How can you have a students of color conference with Black students being denied access here?” asked Rasheed Shabazz, interim communications director of the UC-wide Afrikan Black Coalition, who hosted a workshop focusing on organizations working to address the lack of Black students across California higher education as well as campus climate issues facing those who are attending UCs and California State Universities.

Phuc Pham, A Rally for Justice at Students of Color Conference, New University, November 11, 2014