Progressive students at the University of Oklahoma are unhappy about the current level of diversity at the school, which just won an award for promoting diversity.

In response, some students have taken to Twitter to complain about the problem. Fox News reports, Oklahoma University students mount protest over ‘otherization,’ use of gender pronouns:

Students at Oklahoma University have taken to Twitter to share what they are describing as incidents of discrimination and harassment and draw attention to the university’s failed efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

The school newspaper, OU Daily, has the story:

Students share disappointment in OU’s diversity efforts with #yOUrbad

Hundreds of tweets containing #yOUrbad have stormed Twitter over the past few days, and two university administrators, including OU President David Boren, did not address the hashtag directly when asked to comment on it.

The hashtag’s creator, management information systems senior Emily Pham, said she wanted to create a platform for students to share their personal experiences, beliefs and opinions about OU.

“I know, as a woman of color, how easy it is to have your voice silenced or ignored, and with campus life, it can be really difficult to voice your concerns and opinions and experiences and really have attention brought to them, whether that’s from the university or from the people around you,” she said.

The hashtag was created just days after OU was given an award for its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion on campus. Many Twitter users were upset about the award, and Pham was not pleased either.

“I think (Boren) is only pleased to be recognized for a goal that the university has yet to attain,” she said. “If it’s a goal that you don’t follow through on and you don’t commit your efforts to building an inclusive experience for people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA and other groups at OU, then your diversity numbers are worth nothing.”

If you follow higher education news, you already know that American colleges and universities bend over backwards to promote diversity with some schools even spending exorbitant amounts of money on staffers dedicated to promoting diversity.

Like all things with the left however, it’s never enough.

Scrolling through the tweets tagged with #yOUrbad is quite entertaining:

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