Austin police investigate reports of racially motivated ‘bleach bomb’ attacks near University of Texas
“It is people of color they are attacking in West Campus,” Carr told The Horn. “Until we put pressure on the university to [protect] us, these events are going to keep happening.”
School officials say they are taking the new allegations very seriously.
“The last thing in today’s world that anyone wants is any racial issues on campus or anywhere,” Dahlstrom told the Statesman. “I hope students are above that … [but] I am not naive to think there are not some issues.”
UT Austin’s Greek community has faced criticism recently for hosting ethnically themed parties some found offensive. Two large sororities apologized recently for hosting a “Fiesta” party in which some partygoers wore shirts that read “Illegal” and “Border Patrol.”
Jaysen Runnels, an African-American student, told KVUE-TV that he was hit twice by bleach balloons while walking near campus.
He doesn’t think he was a random target.