A college student at Kansas State University posted a racist photo of herself in blackface on Snapchat last week, and now another Caucasian college student has followed suit.
An unidentified Quinnipiac University student posed in blackface while another student at the school posted the photo on Snapchat with the caption, “Black lives matter,” according to Fusion.
The girl is wearing a seemingly dark clay-like mask, and social media users were quick to condemn the image and the caption.
Zee’s Affairs, a social media user, posted on Twitter, “@rolandsmartin, this happened at my school today. When will white students know that it is NEVER OKAY to do blackface.”
Why am I remotely surprised that some girl from Quinnipiac University is just throwin up racist pics on SnapChat. I'm glad she got caught— Amaryllis (@rlyryllis) September 20, 2016
Mark Thompson, Executive Vice President of the college, said in an email to students, “I believe this is an opportunity for all of us to reaffirm our long standing commitment to diversity, inclusion, and creating an environment that is supportive and respectful of all of its members.”
Quinnipiac University also released a statement about the post on the app saying, “The university takes this matter very seriously and acted swiftly to discipline those responsible for the offensive photo. This incident does not reflect the true nature of our university, where we have a long history of zero tolerance for any acts of racism, hatred or bigotry.”
The college student who snapped the photo and wrote the caption is no longer at the school, yet it is currently unknown if any action was taken against the woman pictured in the viral image.
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