#ItsBiggerThanKSU Kennesaw State Apologizes Over Racist Video

- By Bossip Staff

Kennesaw State Issues Apology

Kennesaw State University issued a statement issuing an apology over a racist incident first brought to light by student Kevin Bruce.

Last month Bruce recorded his advisor threatening to call campus security on him for asking for help.

That advisor, Abby Dawson, has since been suspended.

WSBTV reports:

Kennesaw State University issued an apology for the actions of one of its academic advisors caught on video and shared across social media.

KSU conducted a two-week review of the May 13 incident between academic advisor Abby Dawson, and student Kevin Bruce.

Bruce recorded that encounter, and it spread across social media sparking outrage among many.

KSU says it is suspending Abby Dawson from her advising responsibilities at the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Management.

Dawson will be reassigned, and not permitted to advise students unless she completes new training.

Ken Harmon, KSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, offered a public apology for Dawson’s behavior. He says this is “not representative of KSU’s student-centered culture”.

“While we in no way condone Ms. Dawson’s actions, we also acknowledge that we need to make some changes in our advising structure to provide more training and support for our staff so that they are better equipped to help our students navigate their college experience,” said Harmon.

Welp! Glad to see they’re taking action to address the issue.

What do YOU think about KSU’s apology???

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