Wake Forest student calls Black RA ‘N***er’, is no longer enrolled at school

What is happening on college campuses in 2018? Racism.

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A Wake Forest University student is no longer at the school after she called a Black resident assistant the N-word.

Over the weekend, a woman appeared in a social media video after allegedly shouting at her African-American resident adviser, saying, “Let me know why I’m hammered again tonight. It’s 2 o’clock … I just called my black RA a f—— n—–. Let me know. Why did I do that?”

Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch said that the student in the “deeply troubling video” was no longer a student there. However, it was not clear whether the student left voluntarily or was kicked out. The university also declined to identify the student or detail any disciplinary action taken against her, according to the News & Observer.

“We are committed to building a welcoming community in which all members are supported, and in which dialogue and understanding prevail,” Hatch said in a statement.

“University leaders took this matter very seriously,” he added. “Staff in the Division of Campus Life immediately began an investigation and offered additional support services to students.”

This still isn’t new.

Sadly, this is just another story in a long string of college students coming under fire for being racist on social media.

For example, Harley Barber, a former University of Alabama student, recently made headlines for a social media video in which she repeatedly said the N-word and claimed that she was allowed to do so because she lived in the South.

Brittney Thomas, a Black student from Atlanta, saw the video and told theGrio that her initial reaction was complete shock.

“Wow, she is really bold to have recorded herself saying these things,” she recalled thinking at the time.

Outraged, Thomas quickly retweeted the videos of Barber hurling the N-word.

“My intentions were to inform students and have a call to action so that the school knew that we were taking this seriously and they should too take it seriously too,” Thomas told theGrio.

Barber was ultimately expelled from the university, but she isn’t the only college student out there saying racist things, as this Wake Forest student’s actions show.

But thanks to Thomas and other students like her, we can at least hold these people accountable when they think racism is an acceptable look in the year 2018.