University of Nevada Reno dean wants housing to be segregated based on race and ethnicity

A dean with the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) made a claim concerning university housing that sounded an awful lot like segregation, insinuating that white students are not permitted to live in minority-only dormitories.

The rules were brought to light by the Young America’s Foundation who reviewed the rules posted to the campus’ website.

The Living Learning Communities in the Great Basin Hall are reportedly only for minority communities, including Native Americans, African-Americans and Latinos.

When presseed for comment by YAF, Executive Director of Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services Dean Kennedy stated that the choice was made for the safety of students in the LLC.

“In the identity-based communities, for the safety of student participants, it is important only students who hold that identity are considered,” Kennedy said.

However, upon publication of the statement by YAF, the university claimed that the minority communities are “open to any & all students.”

The school went on to claim that Dean Kennedy “misspoke” when he originally said that “only students who hold that identity are considered” for “safety.”

Last summer, the university used school funding to paint a large Black Lives Matter mural and hung BLM flags around the campus, all while condemning the “Coffee With a Cop” community outreach program- going so far as prompting an apology from the university’s president and police chief, respectively.


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