On September 13, two (2) University of Arizona students were charged with racist assault on a fellow black student at the confines of a residence hall.
The accused Arizona students named Matthew Rawlings and Matthew Frazier aged nineteen (19) and twenty (20) respectively carried the racist attack by kicking, punching, tackling, and using the N-word a couple of times.
Protests by Arizona students spark arrests
The arrest of the two Arizona students was triggered by protests by enraged colleagues who felt that the police department at the university was not doing enough to address the situation.
Notably, Rawlings and Frazier had been referred to the office of the dean of students as compared to being charged with racist assault.
The Arizona Black Student Union crafted the demonstrations. Later on, hundreds of Arizona students took part in the protests where they depicted their anger and frustrations about how Arizona police were handling the situation.
It was stipulated that Rawlings would face the dean of students as compared to being arrested because of underage alcohol possession.
Outrage by Arizona Black Student Union
The union representing black students at the University of Arizona was got furious because justice did not prevail on the part of the victim.
As a result, many Arizona students got upset because they believed the attacks were racially motivated, but the police had decided to ignore this fact. The protests witnessed took part at the University of Arizona’s Tucson campus.
Following the arrests, the chief of police in Arizona, Brian Seastone, asserted that the police force would make learning institutions inclusive and safe.
Notably, nearly three hundred (300) students took part in the demonstrations, whereby they marched towards the university’s administration block chanting slogans, such as “Black lives matter” and “We want justice.”
On the other hand, it has been stipulated that the terms “people of color” and “women of color” usually make black people feel left behind, especially black women.