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USC Student Leaders Demand Action Against Campus Racism

A month after the USC undergraduate student body president was attacked with a racial epithet, student leaders are demanding a campuswide action plan against bias, including the appointment of a top administrator to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Rini Sampath, who made national headlines when she disclosed the racist incident against her on Facebook, was set to present the demands to the undergraduate student government Tuesday evening in a resolution crafted with several student organizations.

The resolution says that USC has “failed to produce action plans to address issues of bias and discrimination,” unlike UCLA, Brown and other campuses it cited as more actively working to ease the problem.