A College Banned a Junior for Six Months Over a Yik Yak Post that Said Black Women ‘Aren’t Hot’

December 14, 2015

By Abby Jackson at Business Insider

Thaddeus Pryor, a junior at Colorado College, was barred from stepping foot on campus for six months for a social media post,the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.

On the social media app Yik Yak, a post read "#blackwomenmatter." Pryor responded with, "They matter, they're just not hot."

Pryor says he immediately regretted his remark. “I was ashamed, because some people were clearly upset,” Pryor told The College Fix. “So I deleted it.”

But the damage had already been done. The next day the student center was filled with banners of many of the racial comments posted to Yik Yak — including Pryor's post.

Pryor went before the school's student life disciplinary panel where he was accused of posting almost all of the offensive posts, The College Fix reported.

Yik Yak is an anonymous social media app that lets people post, or "yak," to people in a 10-mile radius. Pryor admitted to the school's administration that he was behind the post about black women, but said he was not the author of any of the other posts...

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