The MU athletic department faced criticism on social media Wednesday after a problematic graphic was posted on Twitter around 5:30 p.m.
The tweet was part of MU Athletics’ ongoing efforts to promote inclusion as part of the NCAA’s Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign this week.
Arielle Mack, a black freshman track athlete, was pictured with the statement “I am an African American woman.” Chad Jones-Hicks, a black ticket office assistant, according to MU Athletics’ website, was accompanied by the statement “I value equality.”
Meanwhile, the caption for Chelsey Christensen, a white gymnast and junior at MU, read, “I am a future doctor.” Another caption attributed to freshman swimmer CJ Kovac, also white, said, “I am a future corporate financer.”
The tweet prompted quick reactions on Twitter — many from black MU students and alumni.
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