UT students gather for ‘black out’ in support of Missouri

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – University of Tennessee students gathered Thursday night to create a safe space to express themselves about diversity.

Students wore all black to show support for the Missouri students who are in the middle of racial tensions. Signs, paintings and speeches were just some of the ways students expressed their view of diversity on campus.

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“Along with Missouri we know we are an SEC school we go to a predominantly white institution as well. So we do face the same experiences that they do, the same discrimination, the same racism we have had our own problems with that as well so we wanted to first let them know that hey you’re not alone in this fight,” said Emanda Reid, vice chair of Culture Shock.

The event was organized by Culture Shock, a new student organization focusing on letting others freely express themselves.

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