Inside Higher Ed reports on how the number and complexity of student demands are going up. At Hamilton College, for instance, there are over 80.
Emma Pierson and Leah Pierson analyzed the demands, finding that the two most common are changes to curricula or diversity training (like a mandatory course in ethinic, racial, and and sexuality theory); and greater support for minority students, especially black students. The raw data are here.
And John McWhorter advises protestors on several points, including the question of whether black students should be asked about race-related issues in class. Yes, they should, says McWhorter.