Months of tension around issues of race on the University of Missouri’s flagship campus culminated this week in boycotts, the resignation of top officials and death threats made against black students.
These events also sparked a larger conversation about what it’s like to be African American on a college campus. The Mizzou group Concerned Student 1950, behind many of the campus demonstrations, asked black students and alumni Wednesday to “tell us your experiences” about being “marginalized,” using the hashtag #BlackOnCampus.
That prompted a flurry of tweets, pushing the hashtag to one of the highest-trending topics on Twitter in the country Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a snapshot of some of those tweets:
On lack of diversity
On being stereotyped and profiled
On not feeling safe