Only two days after three students from the University of North Dakota (UND) allegedly locked a black student out of her dorm room and filmed themselves laughing afterwards, another racially-charged incident has been reported at the campus.
A new Snapchat post shows four white students in black facial masks with the caption “Black lives matter.”
According to a university spokesperson, the latest incident is still under investigation but confirmed the girls are UND students.
The university’s president Mark Kennedy, whose term began in July, addressed both episodes in a statement.
“I am appalled that within 48 hours two photos with racially-charged messages have been posted on social media and associated with the UND campus community,” he said in the statement.
“It is abundantly clear that we have much work to do at the University of North Dakota in educating our students, and the entire University community on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and respect for others.”
Both the incidents are currently under investigation by the UND Police Department along with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Around 14,951 are enrolled in the UND, 2.5 percent of whom are black.
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