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Univ. of Pennsylvania students added to ‘N*gger lynching’ GroupMe account

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Univ. of Pennsylvania students added to ‘N*gger lynching’ GroupMe account

Black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania are terrified after they were all added to a GroupMe account called “Ni**er Lynching.”

The incident came to public attention with a Facebook post from Calvary Rogers: “I spent my morning running to the Vice Provost office of my university in the middle of class because my freshman brothers and sisters got added to a group called “Ni**er Lynching.” Literally, every single black freshmen was added. I stared an administrator in the eye and literally lost it. And quite honestly I just can’t stop crying. I feel sick to my stomach. I don’t feel safe.”

— Yale professor lets students skip exam due to shock over election results — 

https://www.facebook.com/calvary.rogers/posts/1091702657603427

The university has since responded, strongly denouncing the group.

“Earlier today a number of Black freshmen students at Penn were added to a racist Group Me Account that appears to be based in Oklahoma,” Penn said in a statement. “The account contains violent, racist and thoroughly repugnant images and messages. Our police and information security staff are trying to locate the exact source and see what steps can be taken to cut the account off. Staff in the office of VPUL are trying to determine exactly how many students were impacted and how best to provide support.”

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