Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 17, 2019
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Madison last week got fooled by yet another racial hoax.
The administration alerted the community mid-morning Friday that a seemingly racist sign that popped up on campus overnight “appear” to have been “part of a protest calling attention to experiences of underrepresented students.”
Messages on the signs included “UW 4 Whites Only.” The administration waved off the possibility it was a hoax in its first response to the signs, tweeting that it “stands against hate and racism” and was investigating the “racist” signs. One commenter quickly raised the hoax possibility.
Two hours later the administration abruptly reversed itself, saying the signs were not actually racist.
“[W]e have been informed that it was part of a protest by students of color,” Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion Patrick Sims tweeted.
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