Black Student 'Bleach-Bombed' at University of Texas

The latest incident is part of a wave of similar attacks at UT.

Posted:
 
universityoftexasbleachbombs0827575jc
University of Texas (Anne Rippy/Getty Images)

Last week, a black University of Texas student was walking to visit a friend on campus when he was pelted by a bleach-filled balloon. ThinkProgress says the incident concerns students who remember similar attacks taking place on the UT campus last year.

On Wednesday, University of Texas student Bryan Davis, who is African American, was struck by a bleach-filled balloon while he was walking to visit a friend in a neighborhood populated by UT students. Moreover, this attack appears to be part of a chain of similar assaults targeting students of color on the Texas campus. Last October, Austin police launched an investigation into four similar attacks on UT students, all of which targeted Asian or African Americans.

Read more at ThinkProgress.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter

Comments
The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.