Colorado College Student Suspended For Six Months After Saying Black Women Are ‘Not Hot’

December 15, 2015

By Michael Allen at Opposing Views

Thaddeus Pryor, a student at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, says he was suspended for six months for comments he wrote on an anonymous social media app on Nov. 9.

Pryor told The College Fix that someone wrote “#blackwomenmatter,” on Yik Yak and he added, “They matter, they’re just not hot.”

“I was ashamed, because some people were clearly upset," Pryor said. “So I deleted it.”

Pryor recalled the next day: "Some people screenshotted the most racial things said [from Yik Yak that night], and they blew them up onto banners and hung them up in the student center in front of the dean’s office."

School officials called for Pryor to be suspended for 21 months, and banned him from taking courses for credit at other schools, but the suspension was reduced to six months in December.

Pryor said two of the school officials had a “bias” for focusing on “far more heinous” statements on Yik Yak that included “explicit language of white supremacy, racial slurs, and open hatred, all language and attitudes that I find despicable...

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