The #NotAgainSU movement has grown on Twitter and at one point, was trending in New York. Most of the people using #NotAgainSU are in agreement about the events that have occurred on Syracuse University’s campus, which include 11 racist and anti-semitic attacks in the span of about one week. #NotAgainSU is meant to call attention to these attacks and to the lack of action taken by administration to provide a safe and equal campus for minorities. While the general use of the hashtag is to call attention to the attacks, there is one group of users (primarily students close to the issue) using the hashtag to call attention to the root of the problem: the administration’s lack of action taken to better the campus and lack of communication with students on the issue.
CANCEL ALL CLASSES @SyracuseU .IF SOMEONE IS GONNA AIRDROP A SHOOTER’S MANIFESTO IN OUR LIBRARYx YOU CAN’T MAKE TARGETED STUDENTS APPEAR IN THOSE PUBLIC PLACES. PROTECT YOUR STUDENTS SAFETY. DON’T LET THIS KEEP HAPPENING #NotAgainSU
— jack of all trades (@getbernd) November 19, 2019
Whiteness sees a white supremacist manifesto and sees “no direct threat.” #NotAgainSU
— Biko Mandela Gray (@BikoMandelaGray) November 19, 2019
The fact that there are students camped out on campus waiting for our chancellor to do ANYTHING to help them feel safer and he is out courting alumni donors is just astonishing. Yet also unsurprising. #NotAgainSU https://t.co/1utBnMCDCJ
— Colin Davy (@colinpdavy) November 15, 2019
The other group, (mainly those more removed from the issue), is often using the hashtag to highlight issues with Greek life, which the #NotAgainSU leaders have tried to stray from, as it diverts attention from the real issue at hand.
Take note, THIS is how we hold Greek Life members accountable!! This incident was one of the many that #NotAgainSU movement has been fighting against and IFC took quick action against the fraternity in question. Racism cannot be tolerated, period. https://t.co/ou8EKSFPpK
— isa philippi (@filledwithpie) November 19, 2019
— CitrusTV News (@CitrusTVNews) November 18, 2019