Racism In The United States: Black Students In American University Subjected To Attacks

Racism in the United States continues to cross boundaries as Black students of the American university have reported being attacked with bananas.

There have been a series of complaints by some Black students of the American University of being racially attacked on campus. The students said that some unknown persons have been throwing bananas at them.

There was an incident in which a student was hit in the head when an unidentified person threw a banana into her room. Another student, Neah Gray who also lives on the same floor complained of waking up to see a rotten banana deposited right in front of her door.

Gray speaking to the Washington Post said; “I wouldn’t let people drive me out, but it’s kind of sad that this kind of thing still happens.”

The university officials called for a town hall meeting on Friday to address the problem of racism in the United States that has found its way into the school. At the meeting, the officials said that “We understand that members of our community feel hurt by an incident that happened in a residence hall and separate allegations of racially biased behavior.” They further assured the students of their effort to avert the shameful situation.

However, the manner in which the school responded didn’t go down well with many students. They complained of the short notice given them by the school hence, many were unable to attend the meeting.

An aggrieved Black Student Alliance’s outreach coordinator, Jada Bell said, “Black women are under threat on campus ― they are being used as target practice.” She also added that ““We’re literally being attacked and assaulted on campus, and there’s nothing being done about it by the administration.”

White people are just infuriated by the presence of Blacks. This is a clear case of intimidation. Racism by all standards is unacceptable hence the school authorities must be more proactive in handling this issue. The offenders must be punished for their actions. White racists have been for too long allowed to perpetrate their diabolic racist acts without any sanctions. This nonsense must stop!

Source: Thegrio

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