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November 19, 2015
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Muslim Student Associations Across CA
Stand in Solidarity with Mizzou
 
MSA West and affiliated MSAs - comprised of students of all different backgrounds - express solidarity with Mizzou. No individual should attend school feeling hurt, oppressed, and unwelcomed. All institutions must acknowledge the concerns and the pain of their students, including those of color, by adhering to the demands made by the Black Student Organizations on respective campuses.
 
MSA West supports and recognizes the efforts of Mizzou activists who are fighting against the ongoing racial tensions on campus, which is just a microcosm of the larger patterns of police brutality, racism, marginalization, and oppression of the Black community. Because of the protests and other demonstrations currently happening at Mizzou, involving both faculty and students, the university’s president Tim Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigned earlier last week. These recent resignations should be taken as motivation and as an indication that, through the power of solidarity, students can make a difference.
 
Black students, specifically, are dealt a great injustice with the lack of unified recognition of the racial aggressions and unequal treatment performed systematically throughout academic, business, and governmental institutions. We call on the institutions that have oppressed Black students for centuries to take accountability for their actions, to recognize the institutional racism on campuses as injustices, and to condemn the suffering and pain Black students unjustly endure.
 
To the Black students at Mizzou and other respective campuses, MSA West stands with you in solidarity. May Allah guide and forgive those who are oppressive, and may Allah guide and protect those who are oppressed. Ameen.

Authored by: Muslim Student Association West (MSA West)

Signed,

1. Muslim Student Association at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2. Muslim Student Association at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

3. Muslim Student Association at California State University, Long Beach

4. Muslim Student Association at California State University, Fullerton

5. Muslim Student Association at California State University, East Bay

6. Muslim Student Association at the Claremont Colleges

7. Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University

8. Muslim Student Association at San Jose State University

9. Muslim Student Association at Santa Clara University

10. Muslim Student Association at University of California, Davis

11. Muslim Student Union at University of California, Irvine

12. Muslim Student Association at University of California, Los Angeles

13. Muslim Student Association at University of California, Berkeley

14. Muslim Student Association at University of California,  Riverside

15. Muslim Student Association at University of California, Santa Barbara

16. Muslim Student Association at University of California, Santa Cruz

17. Muslim Student Association at University of the Pacific

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