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Diversity training wins support in CSA in wake of controversy

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Members of the Carleton Student Association will be required to undergo diversity training under a widely supported proposal by senior Hyanthi Peiris. The proposition comes as the body finds itself in the center of a firestorm following a senator’s comments (as abbreviated in meeting minutes) that Senate should represent Carleton, a majority-white institution, proportionally.

The senator in question, Robert Kaylor ’16, moved to have his controversial statement in the previous meeting minutes amended to read “we do represent Carleton proportionally [in terms of race]” rather than “we should represent Carleton proportionally,” a rendering he claimed was inaccurate.

Kaylor also apologized for his remarks.“My intention was not to offend or persecute anyone,” he said.

Senate Becca Giles nevertheless called for a “productive conversation…to improve Senate dynamics.”

Shortly thereafter, Peiris proposed for diversity training for senators similar to that offered to other peer leaders.

Her proposal didn’t stop the Concerned Students of Carleton from petitioning the Senate for an all-campus apology.

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