People Are Using #BlackOnCampus to Share Their Stories of College Racism

The hashtag #BlackOnCampus is collecting stories about race and discrimination at a lot more schools than Missouri.

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Two days after the president of the University of Missouristepped down amid pressure from protesting students, student-athletes and faculty over the way the school handled issues of racial harassment, and hours after a 19-year-old white man was arrested for threatening black students there, a new hashtag is broadening the issue of beyond just the Mizzou campus. 

People are using #BlackOnCampus to share their myriad stories of racism—some subtle and some infuriatingly blatant—during their own college years. 

Here are a few examples:

Sitting in lecture halls like #BlackOnCampus

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 11, 2015

When Im in the cafeteria and someone taps me on the shoulder and asks for assistance. :/ #BlackOnCampus

— Optimus Fine (@sunnydaejones) November 11, 2015

When you mention that you received a scholarship, & classmates ask what sport you play B4 acknowledging that it was academic. #BlackonCampus

— Neale (@AbeFroman) 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

@deray having #nigger tagged in my predominantly black freshman dorm because President Obama was elected #blackoncampus

— Godly Jue 👸🏾 (@Nonmommombod) November 11, 2015

"Britney must can relate. She's the first in her family to go to college." Excuse you professor, my parents met attending OU. #BlackOnCampus

— V. Gay Brie 💖💛💙 (@briehines) November 11, 2015

Freshman year of college I was accused of finishing math exam "too fast" by a white teacher at my HBCU and was given an F. #blackoncampus

— TariqTouré طارق تورى (@TariqToure) November 11, 2015

Told by a writing professor that my essay about slavery was "too depressing." #BlackOnCampus

— Annelisa J. Purdie 🐏 📜 🌾 (@RosyShepherdess) November 11, 2015

Being called a "reverse racist" by many of my fellow White peers for bringing up White privilege in American society. #BlackOnCampus

— T R E Y (@treydaze_) November 11, 2015

There are many, many more of these showing up on Twitter right now. 

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