FORT WORTH(CBSDFW.COM) – About 200 TCU students and staff get together during finals week to rally and pray for peace and understanding.READ MORE: Poll: American Families Jumping Hurdles To Feed Families & Overcome Food Challenges
“This is a charge that from here on, no more,” exclaimed one of the speakers at a campus rally Thursday night, referring to anonymous racist comments made by fellow TCU students through the social media app Yik Yak.
“End black entitlement. End black privilege,” were among the comments spouted on the app by TCU students Wednesday.
The anonymous app allows users to see what others in their immediate community are posting and the people who showed up on campus tonight came to denounce those comments.READ MORE: I-Team: Relief Money Slow To Reach Desperate Texas Renters Facing Eviction
“It disgusted me and it made me feel the people behind this message who were anonymous were cowards,” said organizer Samantha Koehler.
After our first story aired on the racist responses, Chloe Coleman, who was so hurt by the posts she became emotional , received reassurance via Twitter from a total stranger. The tweet said:
“You’re a a valuable person and if I could give you a hug I would–from a 67 y/o white woman.”
“It’s just amazing that someone would find my account and tweet me it goes to show that not everybody has these thoughts,” said Coleman.MORE NEWS: Boston Man Sentenced For Bringing Women To North Texas To Work In Sex Trade
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