For clarification and context, President Obama was having a rally in the oval on the 9th of October, 2012.
Thank you for doing this important work—you already know it's spreading, I but just wanted to give a specific thank you as a UNL alum. Just saw the UNL Haters blog start up recently and as sad/ashamed as it makes me, it also gives me hope that there are people in Nebraska and all over who want to see this change. Keep it up.
Native American student from a fellow Big Ten School. Our cultural groups appreciate this page and we are working on initiatives to counter stereotypes and hate speech on our campus. These kinds of things go on at schools across the country and most people don't realize they are being ignorant, or it's "just a joke, don't be so sensitive." Cultural Awareness! (PS: I would love to see some of the comments on Natives on here if you see some)
Don't have a question--just want to say thank you so much for creating this site. As a person of color, I have tolerated insulting comments from schoolmates since elementary school. I am heading into my 30s...I remember that sh*t like it was yesterday. It doesn't just slide off your shoulders like a harmless joke. You carry it with you for a long time. Of course, it depends on the individual because everyone reacts to and absorbs verbal abuse differently. Anyway, thank you.
I just wanted to thank you guys for running this tumblr, and exposing the hate. None of these "jokes" are funny, and there's no excuse for any of them.
Just wanted to say thank you for what you're doing. I will be doing something similar for my school. How do you go about getting these tweets, etc.? Do you just collect them from submissions? Thanks again for exposing hate and trying to make your school a better place for everyone.
We appreciate your interest in making your campus a better place! We use the built-in search functions of Twitter to find the discriminating tweets. For example, entering:
<search term> near:”osu” within:15mi
Brings up relevant results within our immediate area. Due to greater awareness, most of our tweets now come from anonymous submissions.