Senate Resolution on Southern Africa

The following resolution is presented by the Oberlin Committee on South Africa to Student Senate, 2/14/71
by Oberlin Committee on South Africa
Oberlin, Ohio, United States
February 14, 1971
1 page
Type: Resolution
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The proposed Student Senate resolution condemns colonialism, apartheid, and racism in southern Africa and concurs with the U.N. General Assembly in recognizing apartheid as "a crime against humanity and a grave threat to international peace and security." The resolution identifies Oberlin College's policy of stock ownership in corporations that help maintain the white supremacist economy as substantial and active support of the governments of southern Africa and their genocidal policies. The resolution recommends that Oberlin College trustees request that these corporations set a timetable for swift and total disengagement from southern Africa, by proposing such disengagement at Shareholders’ meetings, lobbying for its acceptance, and voting Oberlin College's stock proxies for it. The resolution also urges the College not to make new investments in corporations that have holdings in southern Africa. The resolution mentions Oberlin’s investment portfolio and a non-oppressive investment policy. 
This item was digitized by the Amistad Research Center, which made it available to the African Activist Archive
Collection: American Committee on Africa collection, Amistad Research Center