Why would campus carry pose a threat to two specific identity groups?

Campus Reform reports.

KU students protest campus carry to protect LGBT, people of color

Students at the University of Kansas are protesting campus carry after hundreds of students and faculty attended a forum last Tuesday to discuss a change in Kansas law that will allow guns on campus.

Universities in Kansas are currently subject to the Personal and Family Protection Act, which permits concealed carry in the state of Kansas. An amendment to the act allotted public colleges with a four-year grace period from the law so university administrations could determine how the law would be implemented on campus by July 1, 2017.

Over 100 students attended Tuesday’s “Guns on Campus” forum to discuss the change and voice their concerns

“The presence of firearms in our classrooms completely changes the nature of our job and what we’re trying to accomplish at a university,” University of Kansas graduate student and Co-President of the Kansas Coalition for a Gun Free Campus Meagen Youngdahl said.

After the forum, the Kansas Coalition for a Gun Free Campus created a petition to protest campus carry to Kansas legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback (R). In the petition, members of the coalition argue that guns on campus pose a serious threat to the LGBT community and people of color.

“Students, faculty, and staff of color will be disproportionately affected and will be especially vulnerable. The LGBT community, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups will also be disproportionately affected,” the petition states.