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The College Fix reports.

Public university to hire more counselors to help students cope with microaggressions

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has pledged to hire more counselors in the wake of students claiming the state’s flagship university is fraught with microaggressions and racial bias.

“I’m accelerating the hiring of additional student support counseling services … for student mental health issues related to diversity and climate,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently announced to the campus community. Incoming freshmen will also receive some sort of “cultural competency” training under new diversity initiatives detailed by Blank on March 15.

The efforts were prompted by the Twitter hashtag #TheRealUW, which took off in mid-March as students detailed a variety of campus microaggressions, racial bias incidents and discrimination anecdotes.

“[O]vernight there were scores of stories told: from African-American students being assumed to be athletes, to female students of color being told they were ‘cute for a black girl,’ to the picture of lynched figure with the n-word scrawled on the door of a bathroom stall at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery,” reports The Capital Times.

What’s more, a Latina student detailed online some of her campus experiences, which include students wanting to guess her ethnicity, being told she must be a good cook, and recalling an episode in which “after refusing to sleep with someone, the response I heard was ‘I thought Mexican girls always wanted to have sex.’”

Comments on Yik Yak were also cited, such as one in which a student complained about an African American peer in his dorm always bemoaning oppression even though she has a full scholarship.

Blank’s initiatives were also spurred on by people inside a dorm making “war cry” sounds during a Native American ceremony this month, and a claim by an Asian student on March 13 that she was spit on by a middle-aged white man on campus.