Students Protest Black Studies Budget Cuts at the University of Texas

Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin mounted campus demonstrations protesting proposed budget cuts to the Center for African and African-American Studies and other ethnic studies programs. Initially the proposed cuts amounted to 41 percent of the center’s total budget but the administration subsequently restored some of the funding.

At one point the protesters chanted, “Let’s just face it. These cuts are racist.” About 150 people participated in the demonstration which remained peaceful. No arrests were made.