I am responding to the April 21 article “Fresno State students decry black enrollment.”
Student groups are demanding administrators do more to attract and retain black students, pointing out that only 3 percent of the student body is black. They are chanting on campus “Education, not incarceration” and holding signs that said “Black students matter.” And, of course, they are represented by another advocate group, the Afrikan Black Coalition.
They say black students are being neglected because there are not enough programs centered on African American students to guarantee their success, while there are programs for other minorities that help them graduate.
Since when do we have to have special classes for any group of students? These coddled studentswho don’t have the ambition to succeed are keeping other qualified students from attending college.
From all I read in The Bee, Fresno State is becoming a stomping ground for special interest groups and activists. Now all you hear is about protesting and what they are not getting. Frankly, I’m tired of my tax dollars contributing to this nonsense. President Joseph Castro needs to instruct these groups that college is for learning, not inciting anger.
Joyce Reed, Clovis