UW-Madison releases new homecoming video after backlash about a lack of inclusion
MADISON, Wis. — Ahead of the University of Wisconsin-Madison homecoming game Saturday afternoon, the university released a video on social media highlighting the student body’s diversity.
This comes a week after the school received backlash for posting a promotional video that didn’t show any students of color.
Following the backlash, the school released a statement saying the video failed to “ensure active participation and authentic involvement by Badgers of many different identities.”
The student Homecoming Committee and Wisconsin Alumni Association apologized and took the video down.
The post along with the new video read, “We learn lessons best when we learn them together.”
The video featured short interviews with students from different backgrounds. In the end, dozens of students gathered to shout “We are UW!”
“We will not be erased. We are taking a stance with the university to not only be seen, but to be heard,” the narrator said.
At #UWMadison, we learn lessons best when we learn them together.
This Homecoming, we’re partnering with the Student Inclusion Coalition to ensure everyone is seen, heard and valued in our community.
We are all UW. pic.twitter.com/RhKD7UIlgi
— UW-Madison (@ UWMadison ) October 12, 2019
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