— Clark Atlanta Univ. (@CAU) May 22, 2018
After the University of Florida was put under fire for pushing celebrating graduates off stage during commencement earlier this month, Clark Atlanta University has the antidote.
UF was the target of scrutiny when several Black students — each of whom was a member of Black sororities and fraternities — celebrated earning their diplomas by stepping and shimmying across the stage. However, they were aggressively rushed off stage by an usher. The university has since apologized and banned the practice, but that didn’t stop the Atlanta HBCU from taking a dig at them during their 2018 graduation.
“‘Tired of PWIs fining you or not letting you step or shimmy when you graduate? Come to #CAU…’#HBCU #WeAreCAU #CAU18,” CAU tweeted Tuesday, May 22.
In response, several social media users applauded the university.
“Baby CAU done shook the table! Lol Yasssss,” someone tweeted.
“Facts! #CAUAlumni 🙋🏽♀️” someone posted on Facebook.
And it’s not just Clark Atlanta students putting their moves on display as they grab their degrees. Winston-Salem State University went viral days earlier when two graduating drum majors hit a split and an impressive bend on stage.
— WSSU Alumni (@wssualumni) May 18, 2018