University of Akron: Email sent to African American Males

What is a Black Man without his paranoia in tact? Dave Chappelle

The Black man is conditioned to second guess and critique any situation in America, especially involving law enforcement.

Crime rose on campus at the University of Akron and as a result, an email was sent only to the African American males. This type of isolation is wrong and this should have been sent to the entire campus.  This is “organized racial profiling”.  This is a way to justify racial profiling on campus.  It’s unfair to stop someone based on race and gender. As a Black male, I would be upset to fall victim to this unfair and racist judicial system.

The email read:

As you may be aware, a series of robberies have occurred around campus over the last few weeks particularly on the south and east ends of campus.  Although, most of these crimes have not been committed by University of Akron students, the primary suspects have been African American Males between the ages of 18-23.
Your safety as well as the safety of all UA students is of utmost concern.  As a result of these robberies, The University of Akron Police Department is actively addressing this issue and working to make the campus and the surrounding areas safe for all students.
Furthermore, as African American Male students, it is critical to ensure you that you are not a target based on race and gender.  However, to ensure your safety, I advise you to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
In the event that you are stopped by the police, here are a few tips to follow:
      Cooperate fully with questions
      Identify yourself as a UA student and please carry identification with you at all times
      Even if you are angered, refrain from using profanity as you could be charged with disorderly conduct
      Do not run from the police as you could be charged with a crime
However, in the event that you believe you have been treated unfairly or in an inappropriate manner, please call (330) 330-972-2911 tel:330-972-2911 to make a formal complaint or feel free to contact my office at (330) 972-8289.

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