UofSC community reacts to racist Snapchat post
A University of South Carolina student posted a racially charged Snap Chat post about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
It says ‘Happy N-word Day’, referring to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday.
“It just shows how ignorance how some people still are. How there’s a lot of work to be done,” says USC student Moji Awe.
“It just surprised me in 2020, that we still have people using this kind of language to describe others. It’s really disgusting to me, it’s absolutely repugnant,” says USC’s Law School student AC Parham.
Parham is also a part of Phi Mu sorority. A friend showed her the Snap Chat of what a sorority member posted and she was horrified.
“That kind of behavior is completely the opposite of what phi mu teaches, what phi mu values, our beliefs our creed,” says Parham.
WACH Fox News has learned that the young woman has been removed from the sorority and did not live in the house on campus.
Parham was the one to step forward and bring it to the attention of the sorority president and USC president Bob Caslen who said in a tweet…
“Earlier today, we were made aware of a social media post by one of our students that contained a disgusting racist epitaph absolutely not reflective of who we are as gamecocks.”
“People have been arguing, oh free speech, like it was free speech, her right. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom of consequences. But just because you have the right doesn’t mean that you should. Because it harms a lot of people,” says Parham.
A lesson learned on a day that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King who famously said… “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”