Have you heard people saying that the racist incidents at the University of Missouri are just isolated incidents and not indicative of culture of racism on college campuses? Well, you can tell those people to put it in their pipes and smoke it. Students at Harvard Law School found that all the portraits of tenured African-American law professors, which are displayed in the main building, had black slashes of tape across their faces. And this was the morning after students had rallied in support of national calls for racial justice on campuses:
Leland Shelton, the president of the Black Law Students Association, told ThinkProgress that he viewed the incident as a hostile action. It “wasn’t done by an ally. It wasn’t in support of black students and black professors,” Shelton said.
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