- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 14, 2016

Texas Tech University has disavowed a retracted tweet by the school’s Black Student Association declaring white and blue lives “don’t matter.”

“All lives don’t mater [sic], White lives don’t matter, Blue Lives don’t matter, #BlackLivesMatter,” the July 6 tweet read, according to a screenshot obtained by Campus Reform.

The tweet was reportedly removed after a black gunman killed five police officers at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas.

The Black Student Association subsequently shut down its @TTUBSA Twitter account and opened a new one under @BSATXTech, explaining that the offensive tweet was posted by a rogue member.

“A tweet was recently posted that is not indicative of how the Texas Tech Black Student Association feels or what we represent as an organization,” the group tweeted Wednesday. “We are working diligently to rectify this situation by investigating who originated the tweet. We have taken down the tweet, and made a new account. We believe that all of us matter. We would like all of your support as we support the unity on this campus, the unity within our community, as well as unity nationwide. We are stronger together!”

Texas Tech also released a statement, saying the tweet was “not representative of the university.”

“As an institution of higher learning, Texas Tech University is dedicated to an inclusive environment for all and supports our students’ rights to freedom of expression,” the school’s office of communication told Campus Reform. “A recent tweet sent from a student organization account is not representative of the university or the student organization.”

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