Black Students at UCLA Mount Protest March Over Lack of Racial Diversity on Campus

Hundreds of black students, joined by representatives of other minority groups on campus, have held a protest march on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. The student protesters called for changes in the university’s admissions procedures in light of the fact that blacks make up only 2 percent of the freshman class that will matriculate this coming fall. Student leaders demand increased outreach programs to attract more black students to campus and a new admissions program for students to enter the university for the winter term.

UCLA is prohibited by state law from considering race in its admissions decisions.