A local Ohio college has been forced to shut down after its student union voted overwhelmingly to remove the term “black lives matter” from the campus union handbook.
The Ohio Student Labor Association (OSLA) voted to change the term to “black-on-black” in a statement released on Monday, just days after a black man was fatally shot by a police officer.
The OSLA’s new policy comes after the death of a black student at the University of Toledo.
Police officers fatally shot 18-year-old Johnathon Loyd, who was unarmed, after he allegedly refused orders to drop a weapon in the city’s South Side.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in August that the officers had not violated his civil rights.
Loyd was killed on March 5 in a confrontation with police.
The OSLA’s new position on the term black-on