University of North Dakota students make fun of ‘Black Lives Matter’ in blackface

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On Tuesday, the University of North Dakota found itself embroiled in controversy after a photo surfaced of students poking fun at the Black Lives Matter movement.

The photo was posted to Snapchat and showed several female students wearing black face masks with the caption, “Black Lives Matter.”

The incident comes just shortly after a similar one in which three students stole another girl’s phone and captioned their picture, “Locked the black b***h out.”

University President Mark Kennedy has since issued a statement, though the statement did not include what, if any, punishment the students would face.

“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.

“I have been disappointed to learn that we have people in our university community who don’t know that the kind of behavior and messaging demonstrated in these two photos is not OK, and that, in fact, it is inexcusable.”