Black UPenn Students Added to Racist Text-Messaging Group: School
Many black UPenn students, including freshmen, were added to accounts on GroupMe, a private, small group messaging app. The accounts had racially charged titles such as “Mud Men” and “N——- Lynching,” the students reported.
They posted screenshots of the accounts that texted that black students are “slaves,” invited them to a daily lynching ceremony and also made mention of vulgar language used by President-elect Donald Trump in a 2005 video. Trump is a 1968 graduate of Wharton, UPenn’s business school.
“Literally, every single black freshmen was added,” Calvary Rogers, a research assistant at Penn Law, wrote on Facebook. “I feel sick to my stomach. I don’t feel safe.