The University must ensure that race is treated as a society-wide, discipline-wide issue, rather than one that concerns only a select number of individuals.
Private prisons and prison profiteering need to stop. And divestment is the best way for the University to contribute to that ongoing struggle.
A criminal enforcement system like policing, with no such commitment, lacking the trust of many, and with deep, clear institutional blight, is neither compassionate nor sustainable. And it has no place on our campus.