Cal opens school's first black student resource center

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After more than a year of negotiations, the Black Student Union at the University of California, Berkeley will now have its own resource center. It was one of the many demands put forward to help improve the outcome of African American students.

After more than a year of negotiations, the Black Student Union at the University of California, Berkeley will now have its own resource center. It was one of the many demands put forward to help improve the outcome of African American students.

Black students represent only 3 percent of the student body here. For years most African American students have felt there hasn't been a place for them to meet and stay connected.

The California voter-approved Proposition 209 banned race-based admissions. Since then Cal has seen the number of African Americans decline.

"When I got here I realized there was a lot of anti-black mentality. When you join clubs, you're the only Black person," said student Trinity Brodi.

Having a resource center where they can meet and stay connected was among the many demands put on the table by the BSU. Watch the video above for Lyanne Melendez's full report.
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