“Such views have no place on our campus or within our community and we will act decisively when confronted by them.”
College students are young and sometimes do dumb things. Also, there have been numerous times over the last several years where college students have been forgiven for doing far worse things than this. Now it’s clear, this is the one line that must not be crossed.
NBC News reports:
Georgia college student who used racial slur in social media post is expelled
A private women’s college in Georgia expelled a student over offensive social media posts, including one in which she used a racial slur against African Americans.
Wesleyan College in Macon condemned the posts as “abhorrent” and said they went against the school’s mission and values.
“Today Wesleyan administrators learned of racist statements and photos posted on a Wesleyan student’s social media,” the school said in a Facebook statement Thursday. “Such views have no place on our campus or within our community and we will act decisively when confronted by them.”
One of the posts reportedly said, “Bear down on these n-words,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The college said it quickly launched an investigation into the posts “that led to the expulsion of the student, effective immediately.”
“Wesleyan will not tolerate racist behavior in any form,” the statement read.
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