A couple of prospective college students were rejected due to their racist posts on social media. Its high time they get to know what consequences their actions have.
It’s about time, colleges, and universities start teaching students as well as prospective students what kind of effect their actions will have on their future.
I am glad to see the administrations of colleges around the US are taking action. The recent turn of events was pretty unfortunate; however, strict actions can prevent similar situations in the future.
This prospective student applied at Marquette University, a Jesuit school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received an athletics scholarship.
After the acceptance of her application, she posted the following snap on her Snapchat.
Although her stories were private, the post was spotted by another user in her friend list who added additional commentary under her statements and posted it on twitter.
Taken on its own, the original post seemed to suggest that athletes kneeling during the National Anthem not only somehow warranted violent retaliation, but the murder of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was completely unrelated to the situation.
The post was soon spotted by Marquette’s administration who, Citing the type of environment they wanted to foster at Marquette, they immediately rescinded the woman’s application, which would have included an athletic scholarship.
Over the past week, three other colleges revoked the admission of some students due to similar behavior.
This person was supposed to join the track and field team of a different Jesuit university, i.e., Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He posted this tweet after posting four other tweets that attracted similar backlash from other users. Before the tweets were taken down, representatives from Xavier University caught wind of his statements.
(He is suggesting that Ku Klux Klan rallies were less violent than protests against police brutality)
The university released a statement saying,
“Xavier University has become aware of offensive, racially-charged social media posts by current and future members of our student body. Xavier remains committed to maintaining a community that supports all of our members as we cultivate lives of reflection, compassion, and informed action. After review, Xavier has decided to revoke our offer of admission of the incoming student.”
Although the details in their respective cases aren’t as readily available, the College of Charleston and the University of Denver have also taken similar action.
This is not the first time something like this has been done. Recently a White Woman Who Called Police On A Black Man Asking Her To Leash Her Dog Was Fired From Her Job and a University Employee Was Dismissed For Using Racial Language 'Hash Brown' To Refer To A Colleague.
Article and Media Source: Diply