Oregon students and members of multicultural groups on campus arrived in full force with handmade signs to protest statements made by ASUO senator Alex Titus on allegations of racism during the ASUO Senate meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The signs and protest were in reference to a conversation held between ASUO presidential candidate Thomas Tullis in March.
“Literally the same 10 people took $5,000 for a conference in Orlando, $4,000 for a conference in Colorado and $15k for an Asian diversity conference about why Asians shouldn’t be oversexualized,” Titus said in the recording. “That’s 20k in one night that those motherfuckers just took.”
The student groups initially arrived to the senate meeting to condemn the comments made by Sen. Titus but also urged change within the ASUO Senate for a broader sense of cultural diversity.