Michigan State University Apologizes For Racial Black History Display
What a way to kickoff Black History Month!
According to Essence, Michigan State University has issued an apology for an offensive Black History Month display on their campus.
Student Krystal Davis-Dunn saw the display at the Wharton Center gift shop where notable African American figures hanging from what appears to be a tree and posted it to her social media.
MSU has taken the display down on Friday (January 31st) after receiving complaints. Emily Gerkin Guerrant said in a statement,
We sincerely apologize to our community members and have immediately removed the display. Additionally, after the Wharton Center reported the incident, it agreed to provide employees and volunteers with racial bias training that focuses on the impact and understanding of intentional and unintentional racial bias.
While the University has apologized for the incident students were not having it and even stating that this isn't the first time it has happened on campus.
Dunn also stated how many apologizes are they going to make? She would rather see something real and transparency.
Don't we all Krystal!