Meanwhile, in Florida…..

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs issued an apology on Twitter Sunday for the actions of an usher who manhandled multiple students, most of them African-American, during a commencement ceremony Saturday in the O’Connell Center.


Be sure to read the reason Tyrone and his homies were ‘manhandled’.

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11 Responses to Meanwhile, in Florida…..

  1. Tommy says:

    The reason it was just black students was because “strolling, which is a cultural tradition”

  2. nwoldude says:

    If it was honkies ‘strolling’ Stokely would complain they can’t dance nor stroll. :-)

  3. bogsidebunny says:

    Hey, dragging your knuckles across a rough stage without the aid of a prehensile tail takes effort and rhythm, ya’ll. And the bros sure gots rhythm.

  4. SgtBob says:

    Graduation is all about “the spirits of the day.” Looka here, officials. We in the day of taking it back. We gonna be like them. Here today’s mantra: We through apologizing to the uncultured. From now on, we ain’t apologizing for shit. You gonna get treated like you act.

  5. JeremyR says:

    Let them have their fun. However, read the names at a set cadence, pass the diploma to the presenter who, if it is not claimed by the time the next diploma is handed to him, drops it into a trash container which has a quantity of vomit in it.

  6. rayvet says:

    The old adage of you can take the monkey out of the jungle but can’t take the jungle out of the monkey applies here.

  7. rolldog says:

    Look at MEEEEEEEEEE! Good grief, act like you have been there. Apparently this is a Florida thing.

  8. Dan says:

    They should just mail their diplomas to them, and then the students can take as much time as they like walking to the mail box

  9. oscar2marine says:

    It’s a racial thing. Let them stroll while taking a toke from their bong. Who gives two shits ??

  10. Bacon says:

    Sorry folks, there’s nothing wrong with students moving slower than the admin would like, after all the ceremony really IS about them, their brief moment in the spotlight.

    There IS something wrong with assault. Manhandling a student for any reason, even touching them to move them along, fits most current legal definitions of assault.

    “but officials feel the usher’s actions weren’t in line with the spirit of the commencement ceremony.”

    Yeah, I’d say that manhandling the graduates ain’t in the spirit of the fucking ceremony.

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