The hashtag #BlackatUark started trending on Twitter today because black students at the University of Arkansas shared some of their experiences in and out of the classrooms.
A group of students at The University of Arkansas are using Twitter as a tool to reclaim their voice in the face of adversity.
Check out some of these students Tweets:
#BlackAtUark is having your advisor decline a letter of recommendation for a NASA internship, and then being shocked that you got it anyway.
— pre-nup dick (@zaddy_501) June 15, 2020
#blackatuark is watching frats bring black artists to campus for row but having no respect for the black people whatsoever. Y’all love the culture that we bring but only enough to benefit and enjoy if for yourself
— I hate it here (@trieditbih) June 15, 2020
#BlackatUARK is seeing white boys get a slap on the wrist for racism and hazing and not feeling safe on your own campus.
— jas (@simplyjasmeann) June 15, 2020
#BlackAtUARK Having you teacher tell you to explain to your all white class that racism is real and seen on a daily basis. Only for a white male classmate to say “yea i think black people are over reacting, it’s not that bad to have stop & frisk, if you think someone is guilty”
— Issa Fiancé (@Kiss_kissi) June 15, 2020
#BlackatUark is creating a hashtag because the administration refuses to listen to the demands of black students
— ginger spice (@zaniyaksmith) June 15, 2020