On June 4, 2020, the Black Student Union published an open letter from 33 faculty & staff offering love and support for the Black students at FSU. They provided ten policy recommendations to the University administration.
Those recommendations are listed here. Progress made towards those recommendations by SGA and University Administration will be recorded here.
Tracking SGA's Progress
Although SGA has publicly supported the faculty recommendations here, Torchlight recognizes the limitations that Student Government has in implementing each recommendation at the SGA level. Therefore, we have chosen to exclude a status meter for specific SGA actions that we deem to be outside of their scope. Instead their action will read N/A. Torchlight is also in communication with the SGA Executive Cabinet regarding which recommendations from the faculty open letter they will be adopting in their platform.
Tracking the University's Progress
The metrics for which we determine the status of the University's actions are based upon the full completion of the recommendations. Drawing from the statements made by Thrasher and the Division of Student Affairs regarding steps being taken to address racism, Torchlight understands that there were promises made in these statements that did not include the faculty recommendations in their entirety. As such, while some statuses may read "In the works", the final status of those actions might result in a "Compromise" instead of "Complete".
"It's not enough anymore to not be racist, we all must be anti-racist."
- Angela Davis
"I will always be on the side of those who have nothing and who are not even allowed to enjoy the nothing they have in peace."
- Frederico Garcia Lorca