University of Florida’s Black Graduates Were Rushed Off At Commencement,- Several African American graduates at the University of Florida are speaking out after a white faculty member forcibly rushed them off stage at the school’s commencement ceremony.

The students said they were observing a long-held tradition among black fraternities and “strolling” after getting their degrees.


University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs apologized after videos of the incidents went viral. The school has not yet identified the faculty member, who was clad in a colorful blue and orange gown.