Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, is under investigation Monday after six rainbow-colored nooses were found hanging on a tree.
According to The Root, the six rainbow-colored nooses were found hanging on a tree on campus close to the Trahern building mostly where lecture classes are held. President Alisa White felt remorse of the display. However, there was no particular artist statement provided to explain the work’s purpose.
“This is a lesson for everyone about sensitivity and respect for all people and how inclusive and understanding we need to be as a campus community,” school President Alisa White said, according to WKRN.
“While we support the freedom of expression on our campus, we also have to keep in mind that there are symbols that have very specific and negative meanings to everyone, especially if context is not provided. Therefore, the artwork was inappropriate and had to be removed for the safety of our campus. I am deeply sorry for the impact this has had on our campus community and we will learn from this and ensure something like this does not happen again.”
White people absolutely don’t understand that some behavior is inappropriate in any circumstances. This refers to lynching, KKK, confederates and slavery of which many people have some time past suffered. When will racism and segregation end in our universities? This is happening every day because officials have refused to take drastic measures against such behavior.
Expulsion shouldn’t be an option if any student is involved in this.
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