Rally at Colby Against Racist Yik Yak Comments

April 17, 2015

More than 500 people rallied at Colby College Thursday to protest recent racist comments on the social media service Yik Yak. Earlier in the week, a small group of Colby students held a protest against police violence against unarmed black people. The Yik Yak comments followed, mocking the protest and many going further into making bigoted comments about the protest and black people. Colby President David A. Greene told the gathering Thursday: “Those who raise their voices in support of social justice deserve our gratitude and our attention. Those who promote bigotry and targeted hatred have no place at Colby.”

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