The weather in the Midwest is below freezing and public schools, colleges and businesses decided not to open their doors due to the extreme weather. Chancellor Phyllis Wise of U of I in Urbana-Champaign decided to not to close the university and sent the following letter to all students.
The students felt that should not have to attend class due to the weather and took to twitter with their thoughts,concerns and created a hash tag #F___Phyllis on Twitter. The students responses went from sexism to racism. Someone even went as far as creating a fake Phyllis Wise Twitter account which gained thousands of followers in minutes.
Some people from Twitter seen the backlash from the students and decided to speak their mind on the issue.
Because even your fury at not having school cancelled does NOT mean you can hurl personal attacks at one person #FuckPhyllis
— Andrea García-Vargas (@AGVwrites) January 27, 2014
I'm totally on board with cussing out admins, but some U of I folks in the #FuckPhyllis tag are being racist, sexist jerks. Not cool.
— (((DivergentSwarm))) (@DivergentSwarm) January 27, 2014
As of now classes are still in session
Source: Buzz Feed