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University of Michigan students demand segregated 'safe space' for African-Americans after Trump's victory

A group of University of Michigan students is calling on school officials to create a segregated safe space for African-Americans in the wake of Donald Trump's election, The Federalist reports. The group Students 4 Justice said Trump's election means that they "now have their lives at risk," and that the campus police can no longer protect them because "the police, as a union, has endorsed Trump."

"Placing us in the police's care is an act of anti-Black violence," the group wrote.

The students demand that the university provide funding and hire staff to operate this "Black space," which would be designed as a "recreational and safe space for Black people at the University." Calls for similar designated areas for distressed students have seen an uptick since the election results rolled out.