Black Students Dragged Off Graduation Stage


THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF RACISM AFTER STUDENTS WERE AGGRESSIVELY
AND FORCEFULLY DRAGGED OFFSTAGE DURING THE GRADUATION
CEREMONY. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THIS
VIDEO. OKAY, CAN I JUST SAY I THOUGHT
FOR A SECOND WHEN I FIRST ON THE VIDEO THAT THEY WERE
DANCING. THAT THEY WERE DANCING TOGETHER. I WAS LIKE THE GUY MADE CONTACT
LIKE THAT, ARE THEY DOING THE DO-SEE-DO, WHAT IS GOING ON? BUT THEY WERE LITERALLY
PHYSICALLY DRAGGING THEM OFF THE STAGE. AND YOU CAN SEE IN SOME
OF THE MORE VIOLENT NATURE OF IN THIS NEXT VIDEO THAT I WANT
TO SHOW YOU. YOU HAVE TO LOOK CLOSELY AND YOU
CAN HEAR THE PEOPLE IN THE CROWD REACTING TO IT. LET’S WATCH THAT REALLY QUICK. WOW. JUST REAL QUICK. I KNOW THAT THOSE CEREMONIES CAN
LAST FOREVER, AND THERE ARE 10,000 PEOPLE GRADUATING FROM
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, BUT YOU CANNOT MANHANDLE THEM
AT WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE CONSIDER TO BE ONE OF THE MOST
IMPORTANT MOMENTS OF THEIR LIFE AND WRESTLED THEM OFF THE
STAGE. THAT IS CRAZY. YOU CANNOT DO THAT TO ANYONE AND
NOW OF COURSE, WITNESSES ARE SAYING THEY DID NOT DO IT TO
THE WHITE STUDENTS, THEY DID TO THE BLACK STUDENTS. JESUS CHRIST, WHAT IF YOU DONE? THEY BASICALLY IMPLEMENTED
THIS POLICY TO SORT OF MOVE THINGS ALONG. BECAUSE THE CEREMONIES CAN LAST
A LONG TIME AND WHAT IS INTERESTING, IT IS LIKE YOU
SAID. WITNESSES SAYS THAT THEY
WEREN’T DOING IT TO THE WHITE STUDENTS. ONE OF THE STUDENT SAID THERE
WAS A WHITE STUDENT WHO DID A BACKFLIP AND HE WASN’T
TOUCHED. HE WAS ALLOWED TO DO
WHAT HE WANTED TO DO. THAT REALLY ALLUDES TO
WHAT YOU WERE SAYING, IS THAT THIS ONLY HAPPENS ONCE FOR
MOST PEOPLE AND THIS IS SUCH A HUGE EVENT IN SO MANY PEOPLE’S
LIVES AND HER FAMILY CAME FROM LONDON AND CAME FROM ALL AROUND
THE COUNTRY TO WATCH HER DO THIS AND SARAH HAVE HER BE ABUSED IN
THE ACT OF HAVING THIS HUGE LIFE EVENTS, IT IS SO SAD. I WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT
THIS. I WOULD BE SHOCKED IF THE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA OR DEAN WAS LIKE WE’RE GOING
TO HAVE THIS RANDOM DUDE ON STAGE AND MAKE SURE YOU
ONLY ATTACK BLACK PEOPLE BUT THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH STEREOTYPES
AND DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM. UNFORTUNATELY IT IS IN THE BACK
OF ALMOST ALL OF OUR HEADS, SO WHEN IT COMES TO ENFORCEMENT,
IT IS SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT. SO WHY KIDS ARE DOING BACK FLIPS
LEFT AND RIGHT ñ HE DOESN’T THINK TO TACKLE THEM. SO APPARENTLY STROLLING IS PART OF A TRADITION
WHICH I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT. IT IS. IT IS PART OF THE BLACK GREEK
ORGANIZATIONS AND IT’S A CELEBRATORY DANCE. THEY WILL DO IT AT DIFFERENT
EVENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SOMETIMES IT IS IN A LINE, THEY
DO STROLL OFF AND THINGS LIKE THAT. LOOK, I WASN’T IN A
FRATERNITY, I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. I SAT THROUGH INCREDIBLY BORING
CEREMONIES. THE DANCING MAKES IT BETTER, NOT
WORSE. READING THE 10,000 NAMES IS THE
REAL PROBLEM AT HAND. SERIOUSLY. I DON’T THINK THOSE CEREMONIES
ARE THAT BIG OF A DEAL. YOUR KID IS GRADUATING FROM
PRESCHOOL, YOU GOING TO GO NUTS? NO, IF SHE CAN’T GRADUATE FROM
PRESCHOOL WE ARE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE. GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE IS
A MUCH BIGGER DEAL THAN GRADUATING FROM PRESCHOOL. BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK
GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE IS A GIANT DEAL AND I KNOW PEOPLE
WHO WERE BROKENHEARTED BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T WALK AND
HEAR THEIR NAME BECAUSE THEY GRADUATED IN THE SPRING
INSTEAD OF THE FALL, WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE, INSTEAD OF
THE SUMMER AND SO TO RAIN ON THEIR PARADE LIKE THIS, YOU
CAN’T DO THAT. WHAT YOU CAN DO IS SAY HEY,
PLEASE DON’T DANCE. PLEASE MAKE IT QUICK BECAUSE WE HAVE TO
GET THROUGH THIS, BUT YOU CANNOT ENFORCE IT. YOU ARE TACKLING PEOPLE. BY THE WAY, IF THERE WAS NO
RACIAL ANGLE HERE, IT WOULD STILL BE TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. IF YOU WERE TACKLING WHITE
PEOPLE LEFT AND RIGHT, IT IS STILL NOT THE RIGHT THING TO
DO A PEOPLE’S GRADUATION. OF COURSE. YOU SHOULDN’T MANHANDLE
ANYBODY. CAN WE JUST PUT THAT AS A BASE
RULE THAT EVERYBODY FOLLOWS? I THINK THAT IS A BIG COMPONENT
OF IT, THE VIOLENT NATURE, THE AGGRESSIVE NATURE. NOT MANHANDLING PEOPLE’S BODIES
BUT ADDING THE RACE ASPECT ADDS ANOTHER LAYER AND IT IS KIND OF
WHAT YOU WERE GETTING AT, THAT IMPLICIT BIAS IN HOW WE VIEW
BLACK PEOPLE AND HOW A LOT OF BLACK PEOPLE, WHITE PEOPLE
VIEW BLACK PEOPLE AS MORE DANGEROUS, AS NOT HAVING A RIGHT
OVER THEIR OWN BODY, HOW THEY ARE HANDLED. YOU SEE IT WITH
POLICE BRUTALITY AND IN THIS CASE, MUCH LESS VIOLENT SCALE BUT
VIOLENT NONETHELESS. AND IT MIGHT BE JUST US OR
WHO THINKS IF A WHITE PERSON IS DOING IT, AND HE
DOESN’T CONSCIOUSLY THINK THIS, MAYBE HE DOES, BUT WHAT
HAPPENS OFTENTIMES IS SUBCONSCIOUSLY THINK IF A WHITE
PERSON ISDOING IT, THEY ARE FULL OF JOY BECAUSE
THEY’RE GETTING THEIR DIPLOMA. HE SEES A BLACK PERSON AND
THINKS THEY’RE SHOWBOATING. GO AGAIN. THEY TOLD ME TO PUT IN INTO IT,
I’M GOING TO PUT AN END TO IT. IF HE PUNCHED A WHITE GUY,
NOT PUNCH, THAT’S TOO MUCH BUT IF YOU TACKLE THE GUY AS HE DID
WITH THESE PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS BACKFLIP I WOULD SAY HEY,
THIS GUY IS OUT OF CONTROL. BUT THERE DOES SEEM TO BE A
SECOND COMPONENT HERE. THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DID
APOLOGIZE AND SAID IT WAS TOO AGGRESSIVE, OUT OF LINE BUT
A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE. YOU STOLE THAT MOMENT FROM US,
THAT WAS OUR ONE CHANCE. AND THE FACT THAT HE WAS ON
STAGE AND WITNESSING SOME OF THIS AND DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING
AT THE TIME ALSO SORT OF REINFORCES WHY PEOPLE ARE SO
UPSET ABOUT THIS.

100 Replies to “Black Students Dragged Off Graduation Stage”

  1. Well if one dance others will too. Then it becomes a show and out of controle though? Its too long and too many to do there thing.. Celebrate later. Its a. Ceremony yull. One do , then others. No control.

  2. So, of course some would get into the dancing move to show they graduated and happy about it. What else is new.but if college yeah, maturity a little. they just couldn't help them selves. Graduating is always a big deal than to be a school drop out. I am teaching that to my son.and he learns that. I am trying to get him into jobcorp that is pretty awesome to get into to finish school since public school are being to much of problem and being violated by them. I can't put up with them anymore ever since he started kindergarten I am totally discuss and discouraged by them. Jobcorp since I am familiar with hearing of them in my teen years. It's my only hope for him.or do GED graduate.

  3. 10,000 people can’t take as long as they like on this particular stage. They can do all that later on at their own party with their own 10,000 people can’t take as long as they like on this particular stage. They can do all that later on at their own party with their own friends and family.
    I would like to see more of the video to get a better idea of what’s going on before I make any judgment. The clip we saw is just too short.

  4. You try that coward shit on graduation day, all the money spent to get their, take your grad school money to a different School

  5. What was that all about ?!
    A black guy going up on stage is dragged off ….
    How edited we know not ….
    However he has done his bit and deserves his moment .
    What took place was blatant racism .
    Nothing else to say

  6. Sorry , but it isn't time for celebration, it's to much ppl to take place on this stage. If u don't know that university is place for study not for party, that's sad. He have his free time after it to do it with he's family and friends.

  7. No that's not the point they want to say racism for just the black kids both were doing this but there just trying to raise up a racial problems so do you understand they never give the whole story

  8. A back flip happens so fast that there wouldn't be anytime to react. What's security supposed to do after the student already did his back flip? Make him do a forward flip as a way to take it back? I like how that fat hairy guy turned it into a plural, ("they can do back flips"). The girl said that one white guy did a back flip. And now security is racist because they didn't tackle the guy who did a back flip. This is sadly our modern day political discourse.

  9. Considering im these ceremonies when i got even my diploma, there were graduates who dances, huged principal, even did raise the roof movements. No one was agressive to them. It was a happy time. Its not becoming of a school to allow assult

  10. "The University of Florida apologized after students complained about an usher who aggressively dragged several graduates — many of whom were black — off the stage during their commencement ceremony on Saturday. "

    First paragraph of the article.

    "Many of whom" insinuates they were not all black.

    So they are literally lying by saying "only black students."

    So this was not racially motivated, as per the original article. It's either it was only against blacks or this is a race baiting lie.

  11. We are literally encouraging people to continue breaking rules and get made when enforcements comes to stop them.

    This is literally why people get shot by police because they feel entitled to break laws as a form of expression. That's not how any of this works.

  12. All viewers of this channel are racist. You only have to look at the comments. If you think this much about race you are clearly racist.
    If all you see is racism you are a racist.
    Fix internally and external views will change.

  13. You forgot to say one last thing. They spent money they didn't have to get the education! They paid for that moment, so they should be reimbursed.

  14. Why the fuck do they have show out? Like seriously they tell you about that shit before you even get to the event. It’s not a fucking dance off. Get you’re shit and leave. Fuck.

  15. At my graduation someone took a selfie with the person who gives you the fake diplomas, and the guy just smiled and the audience cheered.
    The guy in the video is too rough. Let them celebrate the graduates are dancing for a reason.

  16. You were ok with evergreen college threatening and kicking white people off campus. But now it's not ok when it happens to a black person. Typical Democrats. Double standards.

  17. Just listen to the words that are coming from their mouths. It's pretty self explanatory if you have any common sense what so ever.

  18. Yeah! I would have fought hard for my degree! Bitch, get ur motherfuckin hands off me! How much do I owe for the hospital bill? Yeah! Whites violate too much! Not happening!

  19. As a black person, i do not agree with all that dancing on stage. Celebrate later. Be professional. Even in my high school graduation there was a strict dress code and we were told of the expectations

  20. They're happy&celebrating! That's not hurting anyone! They should be able to let out their emotions. Congratulations to them all!

  21. Since Trump became President the States has become really racist. Now not all Americans just the ones that support Trump I'm sure.

  22. Mhmmmmmmm, they were celebrating, hell they black men most don't graduate..😡😡😡😡

  23. The fact that strolling is a tradition for Black Greek students makes me believe the Dean or higher ups did have a say in how Black students were to be handled during the ceremony! Think about it!

  24. This peoples were buddies there was no dragging, why is the media the agent of the devil to spread hatred, with color and races

  25. That white prick was absolutely rude, he would not have handled those students that way if they were white. Alot white trolls pretending to see otherwise, they're trying to spread passivity! Even at the end of the second clip he drag that man across the stage and he didn't even do anything yet. I don't even know if he had plans to dance or not he dragged the man out of his seat!

  26. High school students do it to & if allowed part of the send off song can be a hiphop song like played at my son's school ( swag surf ) & decorate the caps if choose.

  27. Act like an animal , expect to be treated like an animal.

    Those guys had no business doing that shit on the stage.
    If they let that happen, who's to say a bunch more wouldn't get on and take over the stage?
    things could have easily got out of control .

  28. I skipped my college graduation because I didn't want the back and forth garbage, boredom and drama. I worked very hard on my degree and I got it in the mail, I did not have to travel, I did not have to sit for hours, I survived quite happily without the ceremony. If you're going to be a child about it and do flips on stage, stay home. Ceremonies like this are boring for a reason, old people can handle it.

  29. How in the hell can a simple few dance moves take up to much of the ceremony time,its not like they were giving a long speech and were taking up alot of time in doing so,this was absolutely ridiculous and absolutely racist for targeting black students only, this is the America we live in folks,where racism has always been and will probably always be…

  30. Trump cause this racist problem to state up AMERICAN we can not tolerate this kind of behavior we people's half get trump out office he not a president he monies and not human I'm sick and tired of this race shit stop

  31. This is about behavior and yes race. I have been to many graduations of late. I know what my children were told, you can't get your diploma if you're clothes and shoes were not as specified. The audience is given instructions on behavior the students were definitely told not to behave in this manner. However I don't care how many times the proceedings have to be stopped because of bad manners and disrespect of the fellow students by other students and their families and I am sorry to say it's always an African American family. Graduations are supposed to be solemn and serious not a damn pep rally. Every family is proud of their child and want to enjoy the event. But no we can't because others believe their special and their rights are more important than anyone else. Wrong I don't give a shit what the color of your skin is white, black, or purple try having some respect only one small group of people came to see a person, they didn't go to watch other students and their families be disrespectful asses. News flash the world doesn't revolve around you. The white students should be treated the same way. But be prepared, the graduation ceremony will become a thing of the past due to immature disrespectful behavior. You know the saying ( check yourself before you wreck yourself) perhaps it should be (check yourself before you wreck it for everyone else). I can tell you from personal experience I haven't seen a respectful graduation in 20 yrs and the behavior gets worse every year.

  32. What's this? No link to the full video? As small clips as possible so we can't get the full context? Overly dramatized statements on what is happening in the clip? It's almost as if they don't want us to know what really happened so that they can make it fit their narrative. It's almost as if they're intentionally ignoring facts. In fact, I'd say it's as if they are knowingly lying so that they can continue to push their agenda to all the simpletons that don't already recognize them for the frauds they are!… So then business as usual for them.

  33. I would've slapped the pale off they skin if he did that to me during my graduation walk? Nothing wrong with celebrating a achievement. Graduating from college is hard. What TF these white folks on? Bish would've been picking his face off the floor

  34. An example of the university trying to keep up decor and decorum regardless of race. Don't act like a fool. If perchance you don't have a grasp of what decor and decorum is perhaps you shouldn't attend such events.

  35. You hit the nail on the head black people are always seen as showboating not celebrating with success comes celebration.
    Like you said once-in-a-lifetime moments.

  36. They were waltzing to the song ' changing partners ' .

    We were waltzing together in a dreamy melody. And when they called out 'change partner' and he waltzed away from me.

  37. Look we all know that it's acceptable for WHITE'S to backflip or stroll, whatever but we are seen as wasteing time so it's necessary to show us early how we'll be treated no matter what event or where we are!!! Wakey, wakey my peeps.

  38. Trump got elected because people got tired of getting woke-scolded. Want for more years of Trump? Just keep calling people with different opinions from you racist, homophobic, trans-phobic, misogynistic, uneducated, or frightened — and you're gonna get 4 more years of Trump. A graduation ceremony is a dignified occasion, not a house party. I do not think its appropriate to do anything more than simply walk across the stage and take your diploma. Full disclosure: I'm an obese black Muslim transgendered lesbian in a wheel chair married to a Native American.

  39. This show needs more minorities. Too many white people on here. Cenk definitely needs to be sent to diversity training.

  40. Production line graduation with worthless paper. Get on, get the scroll, get off, go look for unemployment benefit.

  41. I'm sorry but if i was at school and that lil prick tried to grab me at school he would be running off stage with a bloodied nose as direct result being headbutted in the face perfect karma learn keep ur hands to yourself

  42. You did not say these people 🤷🏾‍♂️did you fella , you guys have to get your pronouns correct,smh, Give a guy a 🎤 anything comes out of their mouth👑Mr Exceptional

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