Rainbow-Colored Nooses Removed From Tenn. University Over ‘Hate Symbolism’ Concerns

austin peayA university in Tennessee is investigating after six rainbow-colored nooses were found Monday hanging from a tree on campus.

Officials at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., said the nooses — red, orange, yellow, green, blue and black — were arranged in a rainbow on a tree outside of a fine-arts building.

“This incident is deeply disturbing and is hurtful to our University community,” Austin Peay President Alisa White said in a statement. “Regardless of the intent, the display has no place on our campus. I am saddened, and I am sorry for the hurt and offense this has caused and want our students, faculty, and staff to know that it will not be tolerated.”

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