Trouble at the University of Texas at Austin as black students and community leaders gathered to march over a series of ‘bleach bombing’ attacks, which have been characterized as racially motivated. “Bleach bombing” reportedly occurs when white students allegedly single-out blacks by throwing bleach-filled balloons at them, sometimes from up high in apartment balconies.
Sophomore protester Taylor Carr, an anthropology student at UT, claims to have first-hand knowledge of the attacks and said, “It is people of color they are attacking in West Campus. Until we put pressure on the university to [protect] us, these events are going to keep happening.”
Former UT student, now a community activist, Chas Moore said:
“This is not 1960,” Moore said. “We are not going to be afraid to walk anywhere. We are not going back in time.”
Moore encouraged any “bleach-bombed” student to report the attack to UTPD as well as APD. He also told students to report any incidents of prejudice that they experience to the Campus Climate Response Team.
This is disturbing on so many levels. There are some in our society who want to see us go back to the dark days in America’s history, where blacks had no rights. This isn’t the way to a post-racial America.