The University of North Dakota said on Wednesday that it was investigating a racist social media post that allegedly shows white students locking a black student out of her own dorm room, according to the Grand Forks Herald.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, UND student Etonde Maloke shared a photo of three laughing white students in a dorm room. The photo includes the caption, “Locked the black bitch out.”
“My friend left her phone in her room and the three kids pictured below took her phone and took the snapchat pictured below,” Maloke explained. “They captioned it ‘locked the black bitch out’. My friend was not aware that they had done this and didn’t even realize they had put this on her snapchat story until another friend of ours pointed it out.”
“We all know Racism is alive and well (whether you like to admit it not),” she lamented. “When said acts of racism happen at your school, it is infuriating and heart breaking.”
In a statement posted to Twitter, the University of North Dakota said that it was aware of the incident and was “in the process of gathering information.”
“What is portrayed is not part of the community values that we expound,” the statement said. “We take seriously issues related to respect for all.”