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Kierstin Taylor

Just wanted to shed a light on what’s happening right now on UTK’s campus. So here is a picture of some UT students who have felt it appropriate to not only display ignorance in blackface, but also completely undermine the success of people of color here on campus. I am absolutely disgusted and disheartened that this is even still a problem especially on a campus who stresses “diversity” so much, but I’m definitely not surprised. This is obviously behavior that is encouraged by the peers around them and it needs to be addressed. At what point are we going to hold people like this accountable ?? When are students of color going to actually feel like they have a place on the campuses of PWI’s ?? If UT does anything other than expel these students it would set a completely different tone for the racial integrity they claim to have for the people of color who attend this school. This needs to be an open conversation and if you feel any other way you’re a part of the problem.

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