University Officials at San Jose State University Step Down After Anti-Latina Comments

University Officials at San Jose University Step Down After Anti-Latina Comments
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A San Jose State University philanthropy board member and a vice president have resigned following an investigation into anti-Latina comments allegedly made at a board meeting by the member that went unchallenged by the vice president, reports Huffington Post.

Wanda Ginner, a board member on the university's philanthropic Towers Foundation and university vice president Rebecca Dukes stepped down according to letters the presdient Mo Qayoumi addressed to the campus community. 

In a meeting, Ginner had allegedly stated that Latina students "do not have the DNA to be successful."

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“The fact that Wanda agreed to step down reflects genuine concern for the university and her desire to avoid being a distraction,” board chair Amir Mashkoori told the Huffington Post. “The comments attributed to Wanda do not reflect the Tower Foundation board’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity and mutual respect.”

Following a protest against the university, sparked by Ginner's alleged comments, Mo Qayoumi said they were looking into the situation.  

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Students for Racial Equality, the campus group who staged the protest, plan to protest again this week to call for an apology from Qayoumi and to set up anti-racism training, develop protocols for cabinet members when they witness racist indicents and create an Office of Diversity Engagement and Inclusive Excellence.