This is an example of how some diversity embedded in the University of Flordia administrative staff would have helped avoid a situation like this. Black students who are members of fraternities have a tradition of doing a stroll or dance when walking out to receive their diploma, it’s harmless and celebratory. However, an usher at the University of Florida was likely instructed to quash any celebratory actions by graduating students. The usher in question appeared to target mainly black UF students that were celebrating and forcibly removed them from the stage (he also did it to white students for full disclosure). Family members and students were appalled by the actions of the usher and UF has since issued an apology.
The damage is done and these students have lost a once in a lifetime moment. We have now reached the point where graduating while black is a thing. Flip the pages for the video.