Students angry about Black Lives Matter and national anthem protests lash out on social media with an ‘epidemic of racist incidents’
Inside Higher Ed is reporting about what it calls an “epidemic of racist incidents” on college campuses, as mostly white students strike back at national anthem protests like these:
— Rattle & Hum Sports (@CowboyCamp) September 24, 2016
— nadeltanz (@nadeltanz) September 24, 2016
UNC fans, band protest during national anthem t.co/5OYV7cgLLV
— deray mckesson (@deray) September 25, 2016
BBC News – 'Too black, too strong': The Woodrow Wilson Tigers' national anthem protest t.co/vrq4TiFAsQ
— Jamilah (@JamilahLemieux) September 25, 2016
Kaepernick came to Oakland, CA. He kneeled on one knee, players laid on their back with hands up during the Anthem. pic.twitter.com/Cae4sTopac
— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) September 24, 2016
In a story, Inside Higher Ed reported:
A year ago, racial incidents and lingering tensions on many campuses turned into protests in October that spread nationally in November.
This year, incidents have multiplied at the very beginning of the academic year. And so have protests. Some of the incidents are closely tied to campus issues. But many reflect the protest movement — which extends well beyond campuses — against police shootings of unarmed black men.
Many students are joining that movement, and in particular the calls of some not to stand during the playing of the national anthem before athletic events. And some of the racist incidents involve attacks on Black Lives Matter, frequently invoking the name of the movement along with racist images.
Click here to see the full report from Inside Higher Ed, including documented incidents at the University of North Dakota, Kansas State University, the University of Mississippi, Ohio University and other schools.