Rini Sampath on diversity and why now is the time for change at USC

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The undergraduate and graduate student governments at USC are pushing forward a Campus Climate Resolution that addresses bias and diversity on campus. The resolution calls for the installment of a Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a $100 million fund to be established to support students and faculty of color, expansion of cultural resource centers, and other ambitious demands.

USG Student Body President Rini Sampath is careful to explain that these demands aren't outlandish, and neither are they new. In an interview with Executive Producer Martha Daniel, Sampath discusses what diversity in practice looks like, student activism, and how it feels to work with an unreceptive administration.

USG and GSG will vote on the resolution in the coming weeks, and then it will be delivered to the administration.