KU students, alumni share experiences being #BlackatKU

Posted on Jun 10, 2020 in Alumni News and News

Sun rising on the KU campus | #BlackatKU

As the national conversation on racial discrimination continues, Black KU students, staff, faculty and alumni are sharing their experiences of racism, microaggressions and tokenism at the University with the hashtag #BlackatKU.

The hashtag was created by Tiara Floyd, c’20, the 2019-20 student body president. She was the first woman of color elected to that position.

KU departments such as the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, and KU Student Senate have echoed the calls for more stories.

Wondering what you can do to help?

The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity created a Google Doc of PDFs and videos on subjects such as white privilege, imperialism, and the prison industrial complex.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center created this list of action items and resources:

The University of Kansas, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and the KU Alumni Association have released statements condemning racial violence and discrimination.