University of Florida president apologizes following viral videos

The school faced criticism after social media users shared clips that showed a faculty member forcibly ushering black students off the stage during a graduation ceremony.

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Celebration quickly turned to criticism after videos of a University of Florida’s commencement ceremony spread online.

Time reported:

Multiple videos shared on Twitter show black students who danced onto the stage being quickly pushed or yanked away by the usher, who the school later said was a faculty member.

Tweets such as these made the rounds on Twitter and Facebook:

UF Twitter 🗣🗣

Somebody please find out this employee’s name!! Every time a Black student took more than TWO seconds, he aggressively pushed them. Watch it for yourself. #ItsGreatUF

— Chris (@ChicoFreedom) May 5, 2018

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