A crowd of hundreds stopped traffic on city streets surrounding the Yale University campus Monday in a march to show solidarity with minority students who say they are barred from full participation at the Ivy League school.
Winding their way past the university’s four cultural centers — and the Yale chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, where brothers have been accused of turning black women away from a party last weekend — students displayed signs urging the university to support women of color, faculty of color and ethnic studies. One sign read: “Your move Yale.”
The march concluded outside the main library, where protests late last week prompted top-level discussions at the university and vows from the president to change Yale’s culture. On Monday, as concerns about racism and bigotry on the campus of the University of Missouri led to the resignation of that school’s president, students at Yale implored the university to better serve its minority population.
Ivetty Estepan, a Yale sophomore, announced through a bull horn that she wants the school to be “not just integrated but inclusive.”