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Students end sit-in outside University of Oklahoma offices

Posted at 10:51 AM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 13:53:36-05

NORMAN, Okla. -- Dozens of students at the University of Oklahoma have ended a sit-in outside the university's administrative offices following two instances of professors using racial slurs in the classroom.

The three-day sit-in organized by the Black Emergency Response Team, known as BERT, ended Friday with the student group saying that progress had been made.

OU Dean of Students David Surratt said in a statement Friday that the students “raised legitimate concerns” and their demands “were actually solutions” the university has included in a strategic plan to be presented to OU regents.