two white college students, racism, n-word

Videos of two White female college students dressed up in Penn State gear and who repeatedly said the N-word went viral on social media Sunday, Centre Daily Times reports.

Outrage spread on social media and many have called for the girls to be punished.

Penn State University released a statement saying that they condemn the racist language, but that the student would not be punished.

“Penn State’s embrace of diversity & inclusion, and opposition to prejudice & hate, are clear,” the statement read. “We condemn racist messages, as they are hateful and violate our institutional values. We cannot, however, impose sanctions for constitutionally protected speech, no matter how offensive.”

William Paterson University in New Jersey, where one of the girls attends, said in a statement that it rejects the language and a decision hasn’t been made but the matter will be investigated.

“We have learned of videos on social media including one in which a William Paterson student, who is also a leader in our sorority community, makes abhorrent and racially charged statements at a non-university gathering,” the statement said. “We are disgusted by this behavior, which does not reflect our values or those we expect from our students. University staff are investigating the matter to determine what actions are appropriate.”

The videos have been viewed more than 300,000 times on Twitter.



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