Campus protests erupt over racial tensions
FOX 5 NEWS - Students from Yale University and Ithaca College say they've been inspired to speak out. They are staging protests of their own and taking to twitter to share their experiences with the hashtag #blackoncampus.
At Ithaca College, voices of activism echo across campus. Nearly 1,000 students filled the academic quad, calling for the school's president to resign amid ongoing racial tensions. The unrest in upstate New York comes the same week as University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe stepped down. He was accused of mishandling racist incidents on campus.
At Yale University, weeks of ethnic anger boiled over a debate into whether the administration was sensitive about Halloween costumes considered culturally offensive.
Feelings of frustration are growing into a forum on social media. Students at schools from Iowa to Vanderbilt are standing in solidarity and sharing personal experiences around the hashtag #blackoncampus.
At the University of Missouri earlier Wednesday, a white college student suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty was arrested. He was charged with making a terrorist threat, adding to the tensions already gripping the student body there.