The Resignation of Hampton University Athletic Director Eugene Marshall Jr.

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On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, after 7 days of silence pertaining to the current situation within our country, Hampton University’s Athletic Director Eugene Marshall jr. released a culturally insensitive and downright ignorant statement. During said statement, which was tweeted via the Hampton University Athletic Department’s Twitter and consisted of numerous grammatical issues, Eugene Marshall jr. stated in capitalized letters that “ALL LIVES MATTER”. As an employee of a school with civil rights and slave history embedded into the very soil of the campus, this is unacceptable. Civil rights legends such as Rosa Parks have attended and worked for Hampton. Booker T. Washington, founder of the illustrious  Tuskegee University is a graduate of Hampton University. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on Hampton University’s campus. This is very disrespectful to current students as well as our alumni and we will not stand for it. We are formally requesting the resignation of Eugene Marshall jr.