Student Government Association presented a resolution concerning racial prejudice at the Oct. 31 Senate meeting.
Resolution 001 addressed torn Black Student Association posters and campus police’s 2 a.m. questioning of Broderick McQuarters, flute performance sophomore, after which the student accused the officers of racial profiling.
Senators discussed the resolution section by section with some amendments to the wording of certain parts and the resolution was tabled once the meeting hit the one-hour limit.
A discussion regarding the resolution was the first item on the agenda at the Nov. 14 meeting that took place 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.
“I feel it’s SGA’s prerogative, and it’s also our duty, to promote the most inclusive environment that we can for each student because we do live in a unique and thriving community” said SGA president Randy Gipson-Black after the resolution was proposed.
Resolution 001 passed with six yes’s, three no’s and six abstained from voting.
“I am both relieved and excited for what this means for the student body, and for what it means for the Senate making a connection,” said Sen. Jordan Tarter, English junior and chair of humanities. “I was so relieved and very proud of the Senate today because I believe that this is a statement from all of us.”
Tarter, the original author of the resolution, said the passing of the resolution is beneficial to all of campus.
“I believe that this was a win today for this campus,” she said. “I think that this was a great way to show that the student senators are representing them, because this is something the campus cares about, this is something that we all find important.”