REPORT: Faculty member who forcibly moved black graduates offstage disciplined


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A University of Florida faculty member who forcibly moved along black students as they danced onstage during a spring commencement ceremony has been placed on paid administrative leave, a university spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The faculty member, whom the university declined to identify, had served on Saturday as a platform marshal, a role that involves “monitoring the flow of graduates,” a university official said in an email.

The article goes on to state the following:

Video of the event showed the faculty member approaching individual black students as they danced joyfully in front of a crowd of thousands, then physically moving them offstage.

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