Black Student Coalition Against Racism
The Black Student Coalition Against Racism (BSCAR) formed two days after the Board of Trustees voted against divesting its South African-related financial holdings. Soon after, with the help of the Committee for Justice in South Africa, BSCAR erected South African style â€œShantiesâ€ near Willard Building by the Black Student Coalition Against Racism (BSCAR) and the Committee for Justice in South Africa to protest the Universityâ€™s business holdings in South African related companies. The shantytown was meant to â€œdemonstrate the living conditions of Blacks in South Africaâ€ according to BSCAR Chairman, Carlton Waterhouse. Both organizations also occupied the office of the University President Bryce Jordan for 2 hours and 23 minutes to protest the University’s investments in South Africa. The University would wait until April 29 to remove the Shanties.
BSCAR, led by Chairman Carlton Waterhouse, organized thirteen African American student groups to boycott the Universityâ€™s minority recruitment efforts in hopes of pressuring the Board of Trustees into reconsidering their decision.