Georgia Southern University Students Want This Girl Expelled For Slamming #BlackLivesMatter On Facebook

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Emily Faz, a senior at Georgia Southern University, has recently gone viral for her comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. Now other GSU students are calling for her expulsion.

So how did we get to this point? Check out the timeline of events.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Faz posted a news article on her Facebook about how the Black Lives Matter activists and Mizzou protesters were upset that the Paris attacks were overshadowing their movement.

“I swear if I see this B.S. at Southern I will make you regret even knowing what a movement or a hashtag is, and you’ll walk away with your tail tucked,” Faz wrote with a link to a news article about Mizzou protestors who were upset the media was talking about the Paris attacks instead of them. 

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Later On Friday, November 13, 2015

After the initial backlash, Emily posted a second status with a semi-apology.

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November 16, 2015

Over the next few days, Faz’s comments from her first post went viral with plenty of people who disagree responding to her.

Notice how white people who get caught saying hateful & discriminatory things never actually say sorry. They beat around that bush #EmilyFaz

— Drogon Targaryen (@Precious8MyFood) November 16, 2015

#EmilyFaz is evidence to why we need to keep pushing awareness #BlackLivesMatter

— Stack of all trades (@Born2stack) November 16, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rumors circulated that Faz was fired from her job for her comments and people called to boycott the Wild Wing Cafe for firing someone for simply exercising her First Amendment rights. However, the restaurant posted to Facebook to let everyone know that she still has her waitressing job.

“The team at Wild Wing Cafe-Statesboro would like to express our appreciation for your feedback and concern for one of our employees. As we are sure you all understand, you cannot believe everything you hear on social media. While all personnel manners must remain confidential, we believe this situation calls for clarification. We would like to personally assure you Emily Faz has not been terminated. As we said yesterday, our establishment supports each citizen’s First Amendment right. It is also our unconditional responsibility and number one priority to provide a safe environment for all of our team members and we will continue to do so. We hope you can understand this is a sensitive personnel matter and please trust we are handling with absolute care.”

Later on Friday, November 20, 2015

Emily also posted to Facebook on November 20 with a lengthy post about the whole situation. Here are the important parts.

“…This whole ordeal has been insane. I feel like I have experienced all four seasons in a weeks time. Here are things people need to know from me, because it is the truth. In regards to my job, I WAS NOT FIRED. When all of this began to unfold, I received death threats, threats to show up at my job, my job experienced people walking in looking for me, people stalking the outside of the restaurant, and they called the local sheriffs office to report it.

As we all know, safety is the number one priority to those you love. I LOVE my work family, I love Wild Wing Cafe, I have been with this wonderful company since we opened almost two years ago, my coworkers are my family, they are my best friends, and I would do anything to protect them. My boss and I agreed that for my safety and my coworkers safety that I wait to come back to work until after Thanksgiving break. I agreed because even though I was under fire a few days ago, I could not just think about myself, I had to think about those I loved, so sacrificing a few days of work to insure that my work family was safe was nothing for me. I had already requested off work for the holidays before any of this happened. So with all of this being said I HAVE NOT EVER BEEN FIRED.

Secondly, I am not expelled. I won’t even go into detail on this, because my college career is my college career which has been very successful despite what’s happened. I have had a very busy week yes, but I still live my normal life. Things have calmed down a lot for me, the opposing side has expressed their feelings, and they have every right to. I will never condemn them for that because it is their right.

There are more important things to be concerned with right now besides me.”

Call me crazy, but everyone has a right to an opinion, even if it doesn’t agree with yours. I firmly believe Emily has nothing against people of color or the Black Lives Matter movement, but was more making a statement about how Mizzou students seemed to think the media wasn’t paying enough attention to them. We can care about both the tragic attacks in Paris and the racism that is present on college campuses – we haven’t forgotten and we know it is an issue that isn’t solved.

Also, this is why I don’t voice my opinions on Facebook.

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