A Florida State University student wants to know who left the gate open and let all the darkies in. Well, that’s not exactly what she said in her racist Vine, but the sentiment was still the same. In the Vine posted on Wednesday, the student refers to African-American students as “monkeys” and laments that her school, FSU, looks a lot more like FAMU, a historically black college: “Welcome to FAMU…I mean FSU. #monkeyseverywhere.”
Now Florida State University’s campus police have launched an investigation, although we’re unclear on whether any crime was actually committed. If race hatred were illegal in America, the jails would be overflowing with otherwise law abiding folk. The student is allowed to hate whomever she decides to hate, but the students at the school who disagree also have the right to ostracize her for such knuckle-dragging comments.
The Vine has since been deleted, but not before provoking outrage on the campus.
The university responded on Thursday:
Late yesterday evening an inappropriate social media message regarding students at Florida State University and Florida A & M University was brought to the attention of the University. Florida State has zero tolerance for racist speech, no matter which medium is used to communicate the message. Please be assured that the University is investigating this situation and will take appropriate action within University policy.
h/t: Business Insider