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New steps from UT responding to blackface controversy

New steps from UT responding to blackface controversy
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    BO:
    A COUPLE'S HOME HIT HARD BY
    FLOODING - VOLUNTEERS STEPPING
    UP TO HELP - AS THEY
    FACE A BIG CLEANING JOB.
    LORI:
    PLUS TENNESSEE MOMS DESCEND ON
    NASHVILLE - ADOVCATING
    AGAINST A BILL UP FOR DEBATE IN
    THE STATE LEGISLATURE - THE
    ISSUE THAT
    HAS THEM MOTIVATED - RIGHT NOW
    AT SIX.
    GOOD EVENING, I'M BO WILLIAMS.
    I'M LORI TUCKER.
    LORI:
    CHANGES COMING TO U-T CAMPUS IN
    THE WAKE OF THE THE CONTROVERSY
    OVER A BLACKFACE PICTURE ON
    SOCIAL MEDIA.
    BO:
    THAT PICTURE SHOWING WHAT
    APPEARS TO BE TWO U-T STUDENTS
    IN BLACKFACE... THE PICUTRE...
    ACCOMPANIED BY A RACIST CAPTION.
    LORI:
    WE SHOWED YOU LAST NIGHT THE
    SIDE REPORTER BLAKE STEVENS
    JOINING US FROM CAMPUS.
    BLAKE YOU WERE THERE TO COVER A
    MEETING ON HATE SPEECH AND THE
    FIRST AMENDMENT - SCHEDULED
    BEFORE THIS CONTROVERSY - WHEN
    THESE NEW ACTIONS WERE
    SENT OUT... SO TELL US WHAT
    YOU'VE
    LEARNED.
    BLAKE
    MORE THAN A HUNDRED FUROUS
    PEOPLE... WHEN THE NEWS CAME..
    APPLAUSE.
    BLAKE:
    BO:
    BLAKE:
    BO:
    WE MENTIONED TODAY'S SESSION OF
    RACIST EVENTS HAPPENING ON OUR
    CAMPUS THAT MAKE THEM NECESSARY.
    OF RACIST EVENTS HAPPENING ON
    OUR CAMPUS THAT MAKE THEM
    NECESSARY.
    I WANT TO UPDATE YOU ON THE
    ACTIONS WE ARE TAKINGNOT JUST
    IN RESPONSE TO SPECIFIC
    INCIDENTS
    BUT IN AN EFFORT TO ADDRESS THE
    UNDERLYING ISSUES THAT ALLOW
    THEM TO HAPPEN. IT IS IMPORTANT
    TO
    SAY THAT MY LEADERSHIP TEAM AND
    I SEE THESE ACTIONS AS A
    STARTING POINT. WE WILL CONTINUE
    TO LISTEN, EVALUATE, GATHER
    FEEDBACK, AND COMMUNICATE WITH
    YOU IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD
    TOGETHER.
    FIRST, WE WILL REQUIRE BOTH
    IMMEDIATE AND ONGOING CULTURAL
    COMPETENCY, INCLUSION, AND
    BIAS TRAINING FOR ALL FACULTY,
    STAFF,
    AND ADMINISTRATORS, BEGINNING
    WITH THE EXECUTIVE
    ADMINISTRATION. WE ARE CALLING
    ON
    ORIENTATION THIS SUMMER AND
    THE ROCK... AND LATER A WHITE
    NATIONALIST LEADER WHO
    MANAGED TO ORGANIZE A SPEAKING
    EVENT ON CAMPUS... DESPITE
    OBJECTIONS FROM CAMPUS.
    BO:
    ADMINISTRATORS DECIDING THEY
    COULDN'T STOP THE GROUP FROM
    COMING TO CAMPUS - BUT THE
    UNIVERSITY COULD GET TOGETHER
    AND
    MAKE A STATEMENT THAT U-T STANDS
    AGAINST HATE....BY ORGANIZING A
    UNITY EVENT WHICH WAS HELD JUST
    FEW WEEKS AGO FOR THE SECOND
    TIME.
    LORI:
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