Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Michigan State Univ. Apologizes for Display of Black Figures Hanging on Tree

Black figurines hanging from tree

*Michigan State University has finally issued a statement attached with an apology for displaying prominent black figures hanging from a tree at their campus gift shop.

 

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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle @Kecia.Kae Michigan State University has finally issued a statement attached with an apology for displaying prominent black figures hanging from a tree at their campus gift shop. ______________________________________________________________ The school has come under fire ever since a student named Krystal Davis-Dunn uploaded the strange photos to Facebook last week. It showed doll-like figures hanging on tree-shaped displays at a gift shop in the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, saying the imagery evoked lynchings. In the display hanging from the tree were apparently former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, Harriet Tubman, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the singers Prince and Diana Ross. ______________________________________________________________ Davis-Dunn explained that her intention to post the images was to vent and “highlight the continuous acts of microaggressions” she has personally experienced as a black student at Michigan State University. Emily Guerrant, a spokeswoman for the majority-white university, apologized for the poor move, “We sincerely apologize to our community members and have immediately removed the display,” Guerrant said, as NBC quotes. “Additionally, after the Wharton Center reported the incident… ______________________________________________________________ Read more at thehollywoodunlocked.com, link in bio! ?: Facebook

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