Young people across America are using the #BlackOnCampus hashtag to expose racism in their schools and universities, after a string of racist incidents at the University of Missouri.
Mizzou, as the university is also known as, has been plunged into chaos after the resignation of its president over how he handled racially charged incidents on campus.
However in the days after Tom Wolfe stepped down, celebration has turned to fear, while the university's police department has increased patrols on campus, and staff have informed students they can stay home.
Police are also investigating a series of threats to attack the campus, which were issued on social media platform Yik Yak on Tuesday.
— Bradley J. Rayford (@BradleyRayford) November 11, 2015
Now, amid hunger strikes and football team boycotts, students across America are uniting behind the hashtag #BlackOnCampus.
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Cosby_) November 11, 2015
Being #BlackOnCampus =being afraid to answer questions in class for fear of being wrong/seen as "stupid" in front of white peers.— Erica (@_ericabrazelton) November 12, 2015
Being #BlackOnCampus means you're beloved in brochures & "diversity" campaigns, but isolated & disregarded in campus access & equity.— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) November 12, 2015
#BlackOnCampus feeling the need to tone down my emotions- including anger- because of the fear of being seen as "ratchet" or "ghetto"— afroamericano sunnyd (@dejwej) November 11, 2015
Being called divisive for confronting racist microaggressions head on instead of sitting down and shutting up #BlackOnCampus— b (@bdoulaoblongata) November 11, 2015
Being called a "reverse racist" by many of my fellow White peers for bringing up White privilege in American society. #BlackOnCampus— Trey in LA (@PoloT_TreyG) November 11, 2015
Privilege was me being moved out of my dorm, because my roommate was afraid of me. She simply learned abt blacks from tv. #BlackOnCampus— LeftHandedGemini (@AurielEbonie) November 11, 2015
#BlackOnCampus Telling the administration about racism, and them telling YOU to solve it. Like you work there. Like you aint a student.— Knat Turner (@progressagent) November 11, 2015
"Are you sure you want to wear your hair that way"
"Is that hair style professional"
"You're so 'brave' to wear a fro"November 11, 2015
I don't remember any black professors at my college. Even my African studies professor was an old white man #BlackOnCampus— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) 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
Even presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has weighed in on the hashtag:
I'm listening to the #BlackOnCampus conversation. It's time to address structural racism on college campuses.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 12, 2015