✍️🌍 College Student's Poem Sparks Controversy: Who's in the Wrong?

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We've all experienced moments where we struggle with our identity, but imagine that struggle turning into a full-blown controversy. One college student's attempt to express their mixed racial identity through a poem has led to a whirlwind of accusations, backlash, and even a potential expulsion. The student, who is part black, wrote a poem about their struggle with racial identity, but a classmate took offense and accused them of cultural appropriation. Now, the situation has escalated beyond their wildest dreams. 😲 Let's dive into the story.

A Mixed Family Background 🌍

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A Struggle with Racial Identity 😕

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The Poetry Assignment 📝

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"Africa Runs in My Veins" 💭

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A Classmate's Outrage 😡

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Accusations and Threats 🚨

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A Simple Response 📷

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Harassment and Accusations 📞

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The Source of the Attacks 🕵️‍♀️

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An Investigation Begins 🎓

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A Life Turned Upside Down 😔

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Questioning Their Actions 🤷

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A Poem's Impact: From Classroom to Chaos 🌪️

The college student's poem about their mixed racial identity has led to a storm of controversy. A classmate accused them of cultural appropriation and even threatened to report them to the Dean of Students. Despite providing a family photo as proof, the situation spiraled out of control, with the student receiving harassing messages and even facing a potential expulsion. Was it wrong for the student to insist on keeping the poem as their submission, or is the classmate's reaction completely out of line? Let's see what the internet has to say about this explosive situation... 💥

Supportive comment suggests filing harassment complaint against racist attacker. 👏

p1mplem0usse | p1mplem0usse

Support for a student who faced racism from a professor. ✊

sofiassecret | sofiassecret

Mixed-race student faces harassment, school inquiry. Commenter suggests countercharges.

eugenesnewdream | eugenesnewdream

Mixed race student receives support for standing up to harassment.

tadpole511 | tadpole511

Mixed person defends author of controversial poem about ancestry.

allabouttheUke | allabouttheUke

NTA. Classmate's behavior is unacceptable. Record and report everything. 👍

Abieticacid | Abieticacid

Mixed race college student shares experience of racial struggle and advises on how to take the high road in the face of prejudice. 👏

KimJongFunk | KimJongFunk

Mixed-race discrimination is still racism. NTA stands up against it. ✊

BaroquePseudopath | BaroquePseudopath

Black student defends her identity against crazy accuser. 🙌

SilverOwl5578 | SilverOwl5578

Fighting back against defamation: NTA seeks legal help 💪

Saywihee | Saywihee

Student defends against racist poem, calls out identity denial. #NTA 🤬

RollingSpy | RollingSpy

NTA's poem on mixed ancestry sparks controversy and racial harassment.

LadyLightTravel | LadyLightTravel

Stand up against harassment, write a sequel to your poem! ✊

Stormdanc3 | Stormdanc3

Fight back with a lawyer and receipts. Never apologize.

WinterHunter4 | WinterHunter4

Standing up for your identity is never wrong. 👏

AppleJuiceLaughs | AppleJuiceLaughs

Mixed-race commenter shares relatable experiences and offers support ❤️

Ginger_Spice412 | Ginger_Spice412

Culture of victimhood and identity politics criticized. NTA supported. 👏

Daymandayman | Daymandayman

Defend yourself and your ancestry, don't let others dictate it. 💪

Hopeful-Trip | Hopeful-Trip

Fighting colorism: Student stands up against racial harassment. 💪

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Defending identity: Commenter suggests filing harassment claim against accuser.

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Supportive comment defending a white-passing student against harassment. 👏

Nomegusta111 | Nomegusta111

Proving heritage can clear victim of racist crime. Justice needed. 💪

Domino3286 | Domino3286

Proudly embracing heritage: NTA shuts down race policing.

ThatMuscle7 | ThatMuscle7

Standing up against privacy violation. 🛡️

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Mixed race identity and privilege discussed in NTA comment section 🤔

BiracialBrooke | BiracialBrooke

Defending family photo: NTA vs. clueless girl 💪

ChoiceConfidence | ChoiceConfidence

Classmate and friends are the a**holes for attacking the poet. 👎

Schlem22 | Schlem22

Defending one's blackness against gatekeeping and harassment. 👏

aznbabeeo | aznbabeeo

Validating a black student's experience and questioning a gatekeeper's motives 👏

Trekkie1234 | Trekkie1234

Stand up against racism! NTA comment encourages reporting harassment.

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Student receives support to file counter complaint after racial attack.

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Mixed-race student shares experience of not being accepted by either side 💔

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Supportive comment against racism, offering reassurance and empathy ❤️

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Supportive comment defends student's poem against unjust criticism. 👏

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NTA commenter expresses frustration with colorism and supports OP's actions.

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Supportive comment encourages taking action against racism with fiery tone 🔥

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Defending one's cultural identity against false accusations. 👏

Reading4LifeForever | Reading4LifeForever

Stand up for yourself! 💪 Contact the dean and report harassment.

Qbr12 | Qbr12

NTA! Identity and privilege are not mutually exclusive. 👏

lilarila | lilarila

NTA comment highlights historical context of passing as white.

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Calling out racism and suggesting reporting to the Dean 👏

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Embrace your identity. Book recommendation: Nella Larson's works.

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Defending the accused poet against SJW mob mentality. 💪

FlipsyFloopy | FlipsyFloopy

Stand up for yourself! NTA. Gather evidence and report to dean.

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Biracial student faces identity struggle, gets support against ridiculous complaint.

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Standing up to racism: NTA's epic response sparks backlash.

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Fight fire with fire? One commenter suggests retaliation against cyberbullying.

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Poem controversy: Commenter defends poet's message, rejects criticism.

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German commenter criticizes American identity politics and legal system.

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NTA. Colorism is a touchy subject, but don't let someone bully you out of using your poem. 👏

YallGotTinyDEnergy | YallGotTinyDEnergy

Gatekeeping blackness? 🤔 College student's poem sparks controversy.

mrsshmenkmen | mrsshmenkmen

Empowering response to poem controversy, calling out racism. ✌🏼

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Supportive comment to light-skinned black girl feeling out of place.

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Report her for racial prejudice and cyberbullying. NTA. 👏

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Seeking justice: NTA advised to report to college authorities 👍

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Report harassment to university's Title VI officer. Take action. 💪

SilverDubloon | SilverDubloon

Student accuses peer of racial prejudice, calls for investigation. 🔍

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Mixed-race student rightfully expresses identity in poem, shut down by AH.

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Mixed-race couple embraces both cultures, faces discrimination from both sides 💔

Laremort | Laremort

White privilege and the duty to uplift people of color 🤓

ReeveStodgers | ReeveStodgers

Report the racist harassment to the dean of students. #NTA 👍

ItalianMothMan | ItalianMothMan

Defend your identity and hold institutions accountable! 💪

Boop5265 | Boop5265

Stand up against racism and embrace your identity! 💪🏻

HolliWood84 | HolliWood84

Stand up against harassment and seek help from authorities 💪

RasaraMoon | RasaraMoon

Encouraging NTA comment suggests taking legal action and seeking media attention.

StormingBlitz91 | StormingBlitz91

Embrace your identity, don't apologize for it. Stay strong 💪

teamoon2020 | teamoon2020

Defending against racism accusations with evidence. Expose the truth 🤯

jaywinner | jaywinner

NTA for sharing Halsey's experience and advice on doxxing laws.

Poiretpants | Poiretpants

Supportive comment, calling out injustice. 👏

TopShoulder7 | TopShoulder7

Denying someone's racial identity is racist. NTA.

Marmari22 | Marmari22

Support for standing up against toxic behavior. 👏

wolf_girl97 | wolf_girl97

Act fast and CYA! Talk to the professor to clarify.

old__pyrex | old__pyrex

Supportive comment advises to talk to the dean and screenshot post.

RareSpeciman204 | RareSpeciman204

Supportive comment advises seeking legal help against online harassment.

kung_fu_parrot | kung_fu_parrot

Stand up for yourself and bring your family to the meeting! 💪

XxhumanguineapigxX | XxhumanguineapigxX

Advice on dealing with harassment and false accusations of racism. 👍

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