Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Undergraduate Student Government
Resolution regarding confederate clothing on Southern Illinois University Carbondale employees
Whereas: The Confederate Flag is understood amongst most Americans to be a symbol for inequality, prejudice, and hate.
Whereas: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has a minority population of about 18-20%.
Whereas: The Confederate Flag is used as a symbol for most white supremacist groups and organizations.
Whereas: Slavery was the central issue of the Civil War, and the Confederate Flag was the flag that represented the southern, pro-slavery states.
Whereas: Some see view the Confederate Flag as a symbol of terror and oppression.
Whereas: The idea the Confederate Flag represents completely contradicts the direction in which Southern Illinois University Carbondale should be heading towards in the 21st century.
Whereas: The idea the Confederate Flag represents is detrimental to the image of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and its mission.
Whereas: University employees have been seen on campus wearing clothing with the confederate flag on it.
Therefore let it be resolved that:
The Undergraduate Student Government would like the administrations support in making Southern Illinois University Carbondale a more culturally friendly environment, by eliminating the wearing of confederate clothing by university employees.
Written by: Senator Brandon Allen, Brush Towers/University Park