Tag: The Daily Texan

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#BlackLivesMatter Graffiti Hits University of Texas

Five different areas on the University of Texas at Austin (UT) campus were hit with graffiti bearing Blacks Lives Matter markings. The graffiti appeared after a Black Lives Matter activist shot himself on the steps of the Ohio statehouse, and after a 17-year-old black man was shot and killed during a confrontation with Austin Police officers on Monday.

UT Students say Jefferson Davis Statue Must Come Down

The statue of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy, is under attack at the University of Texas campus in Austin. The statue was first defaced with writing that said “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.” The Student Government also voted in March that the statue must come down. The administration at the University of Texas has not acted on the Student Government vote.