Due to a series of violent incidents on the University of Texas, Austin students of color have been hit with bleach filled water balloons, the university took action Tuesday in protest.
According to The Horn Newspaper, many on the campus are calling the incidences "deep, lingering racism on and around campus."
The group of protesting students rallied by a Martin Luther King statue on campus and then marched towards the West Campus.
Senior Jamesha Chapple, said to The Horn, "We are finding that a lot of students do not know what is going on," said human development and "I wasn't bleach-ballooned, but because it happened to people I care about in this community, I am marching with them."
In a series of incidences which many have called racist, The Horn reports, bleach-filled water balloons hae been thrown from apartments in West Campus.
In response, the university held a press conference where officials spoke such as the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement Gregory Vincent , UT Chief of Police Robert Dahlstrom and Dean of students Soncia Reagins-Lilly.
Chas Moore, who was a former UT student and is a community activitst was at the protest. The Horn reported that he spoke with a megaphone at the protest and said, "This is not 1960. We are not going to be afraid to walk anywhere. We are not going back in time."
He also encouraged students that have been "bleach-bombed" to report it.
Though many may believe it to be racially fueled, some on campus believe it not to be a race issue or focused on any particular race. Two residents who declined to reveal their names, that live on 26 West said to The Horn that the bleach bombs happen once or twice a month and they do not believe they are racially targeted.