Racism seems to be running rampant on college campuses as the sports seasons kick into high gear and an Alabama University incident is one of the latest to spark uproar.

Over the weekend, the Alabama University campus was overflowing with school spirit as the football team prepared to take on their LSU Tiger rivals on Saturday but one group of students took things way too far with an offensive banner using the most detrimental natural disaster in the history of the United States to taunt the opposing team. This highly insensitive banner, which read “Finish What Katrina Started,” was seen draped over the bannister of an off-campus apartment complex just ahead of last weekend’s game and once a photo of the display made its’ way to social media, an uproar began.

Soon after the picture of the banner went viral, the University spoke out to condemn it in a series of messages via their Twitter account.

From the looks of things, the University handled this matter quickly and efficiently, as the banner was also removed shortly after they learned of it. Hopefully other schools will follow suit should anything similar occur in the near future.

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  • Natasha Peacock

    Too bad they didn’t research what LSU had put out there. People that take their SEC football pretty seriously.

  • mywordsaremypower

    They are not sorry, just sorry it got viral. Its not like the past where it would of never been talked about and properly hit local news stations if that. I like social media because aspects of this need to be seen to awake people especially these NewcolourblindKumbaya Negroes. The sad thing is this assholes then become the next high powered people POC have to compete against.

  • These occurrences should make anyone see that we haven’t fully eliminate racism and other forms of extremism in the world. The banner is evil and repugnant. Katrina was a brutal situation where thousands of people died and were displaced. It traumatized people and has caused people to be changed forever. To mock the suffering of those who experienced Katrina is the height of disrespect. Evil people got caught showing the banner and this is an example of how social media can shine a light on this injustice. The lesson from the University of Missouri is that we have power and we can enact political and economic change. Also, social activism is cool. It inspires the soul and it makes people more united. We want people to be united in the face of hate and bigotry. We want more unity, so a child doesn’t have to worry about taunts and the mocking of Katrina. We want more unity, so the human family is blessed in a more thorough fashion.

  • binks

    As someone who lived through Katrina that banner is not only disturbing but disgusting and just goes to show how low and stupid people are if they take a damn football game this seriously. People lost their lives, families are still displaced, homes, memories and whole way of life are gone and in some ways Katrina still feels like yesterday so to taunt by using this topic is pathetic. And they are the future of America? I think not, I bet these idiots who made and hung the sign would not even last a minute through Hurricane Katrina.