After Fake Parking Tickets, ACU Students Stand for Equality

By Courtney Burris | cburris@krbc.tvg

Published 04/04 2014 07:06PM

Updated 04/04 2014 07:19PM

Some ACU students, faculty, and staff lined up outside the Moody Coliseum before chapel to take a stand against racism. Executive Vice President, Dr. Allison Garrett, explains her reason for wearing white in chapel today. "So today as you walk around campus and you see people wearing white, we are wearing white to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy and also to stand in solidarity against racism and injustice.

T'Neise Ragland who is President of the Black Student Association and helped get the message out about wearing white says that she is please with how many showed their support. "It was just a really good feeling to see that we were supported by not only black students, but faculty and white students alike."

Some students are saying that the reason for wearing white is to get the attention of the Administration, and Ragland says she has mixed feelings about their response. "Its good and its bad, its a little bittersweet because I feel like it should have been done a long time ago, but now because we are making a big ruckus, now they kind of want to give us the acknowledgment that we should have had two weeks ago when the incident first occurred-and before then, when other issues have occurred on campus.

The incident that has some students voicing their opinions is one regarding fake parking tickets with sexual and racial slurs being placed on a few African American students cars on campus, which is something that ACU Chief of Police, Jimmy Ellison is still trying to get to the bottom of.

"Our staff is continuing to investigate, actively interviewing people, trying to locate others that may have some information, seeking any tips that may come in" explains Ellison.

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