What’s Going on? 4 Syracuse University Students Are Suspended for Shouting the Word ‘Nigger’ at a Black Woman as Campus is Gripped by String of Racial Incidents

Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the suspensions on Wednesday night in an address to the university senate (above) as he faced calls to resign

Four Syracuse University students have been suspended for allegedly yelling the N-word at a black woman, as the campus continued to be convulsed by a string of shocking racial incidents.

Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the suspensions on Wednesday night in an address to the university senate, saying the disciplinary measure stemmed from a verbal altercation outside a fraternity on Saturday.

It follows a rash of racist graffiti, a swastika found drawn in a snow bank, and an email telling a Jewish professor to ‘get in the oven.’

Police say that one widely reported incident, in which the accused Christchurch, New Zealand shooter’s white supremacist manifesto was supposedly Airdropped to random phones in the campus library, is likely a hoax and never occurred.

Syverud said that the four suspended students, who have not been named, were part of a group of 14 people leaving an Alpha Chi Rho fraternity party, with the other 10 being students at others schools not in central New York.

The group leaving the party got into an argument with a black female Syracuse student, who claimed that the group hurled racially abusive slurs.

Syverud said that Syracuse had notified the home schools of the other students involved in the university, adding that the individual described as being the most aggressive is associated with Rutgers University in New Jersey.

‘The entire case has also been referred to the Onondaga County District Attorney,’ Syverud said.

‘The New York State Police’s Hate Crimes Task Force has been partnering with us and we’re working with the New York State Division of Human Rights on this matter,’ he continued.

The national organization for Alpha Chi Rho strongly denied that any of its members used racially abusive language.

‘Our members have fully cooperated with the investigation, including providing hours of voluntary interviews with authorities Saturday night and representatives of the national office are also investigating,’ the group told the Daily Orange student newspaper. ‘Based on what we have learned, we can confirm that no member of Alpha Chi Rho directed racial slurs at anyone.’

Nevertheless, Syracuse University’s Interfraternity Council expelled the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity from campus indefinitely.

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Source: Daily Mail