Hundreds of students at Yale skipped class on Monday to join a cross-campus march protesting recent events surrounding the treatment of minorities at the Ivy League school.
The "March of Resilience," which began at 2 p.m. ET, drew huge crowds and interrupted traffic. A video posted to the Yale Daily News' Twitter feed shows students chanting, "We out here. We been here. We ain't leaving. We are loved."
The Yale Daily News reports that sophomore student Neema Githere posted a personal Facebook status recounting a racist incident at a campus fraternity party the night before Halloween. Members of Yale's Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chapter allegedly refused to admit Githere and her friends to the party, stating that admittance was reserved for "white girls only." SAE members later denied these allegations.
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The incident drew national media attention and caused tensions to flare between Yale's student community and its administrators, whom students claim have not done enough to protect minority students.
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