Black High School Students Touring Texas A&M Campus Accosted With Racial Slurs

texas-amA group of Black students from a preparatory school were visiting the campus of Texas A&M University. A White woman reportedly approached the students and asked for the Black students’ opinion on her earrings which were mini replicas of the Confederate battle flag. According to their campus tour guide and an official from the preparatory school, the Black students were then accosted by a second group of White students who used racial slurs and told them to “go back where you came from.”

In a statement, Michael K. Young, president of Texas A&M University, stated that “racism and hate speech have absolutely no place at Texas A&M. It is our greatest responsibility to provide a safe environment that fosters the development of thoughts and ideas that will ultimately change the world and solve our great global challenges. The behavior that took place on our campus falls far short of these expectations and will not be tolerated.”

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