U of I students denied snow day, spew racist, sexist comments about chancellor via social media
For the most part, educational institutions have closed their doors due to the extremely cold weather in the midwest. Students attending The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign weren’t so lucky.
Upon receiving the following email, some students took to Twitter and voiced their opinions of Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise:
Under the #F**kPhyllis hashtag, students expressed some downright racist and sexist opinions of Ms. Wise.
“Yo Phyllis if people die that’s on you. #f*ckphyllis
“It’s going to be -27 without wind chill tomorrow morning and I have class at 8 #F*ckPhyllis #C*nt #B**ch #Whore“
“Phyllis Wise is the Kim Jong Un of chancellors #f*ckphyllis“
Not everyone was pleased with the backlash Wise received for her decision:
“I’m sure all of you will look back at this in 10 years and be ashamed of yourselves for verbally abusing an individual online #F*ckPhyllis“
I’m totally on board with cussing out admins, but some U of I folks in the #F*ckPhyllis tag are being racist, sexist jerks. Not cool.
Ms. Wise, who is Asian-American, served as interim President of the University of Washington in 2010-2011 prior to her appointment as Chancellor at the University of Illinois.
The school has not released a statement in response to the outrage.
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