#BlackOnCampus unveils racism on campus nationwide
November 11, 2015
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A new hashtag is rising, spreading throughout the U.S., that students are using to describe their experience. #BlackonCampus, now a trending topic, serves as a platform for students to share stories of overt and covert racism during their time in college. The hashtag came on the heels of the president of the University of Missouri’s resignation. The resignation followed a large protest over how the president had handled racial harassment on campus. The protest included students, student-athletes and faculty.
Here are some of their tweets:
Knowing you’ll see less than a dozen faces like yours in a lecture hall of 400+ students. #BlackOnCampus
— JT (@Jhenne_Bean) November 11, 2015
In the 5 years I attended Mizzou, living on and off campus, I never felt safe. #blackoncampus
— Jasmine (@Jazzysaywho) November 11, 2015
White teachers & students constantly amazed at how “eloquent” I am & surprised at how knowledgeable I am. #BlackOnCampus
— Kieran (@QueeringPsych) November 11, 2015
— Ronald Atkinson (@RonaldAtkinson9) November 11, 2015
Being called a “reverse racist” by many of my fellow White peers for bringing up White privilege in American society. #BlackOnCampus
— Salvador Bali (@PoloT_TreyG) November 11, 2015