University of Florida Apologizes After Black Graduates Were Manhandled at Commencement

Alix Langone
May 7, 2018

Several African American graduates at the University of Florida are speaking out after a white faculty member forcibly rushed them off stage at one of the school's commencement ceremonies on Saturday. The students said they were observing a long-held tradition among black fraternities and "strolling" after getting their college degrees when the usher grabbed them and roughly shoved them along.

University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs apologized after videos of the incidents went viral online.