A prospective incoming freshman to the University of Tennessee and member of the cheer-leading team has been informed that she will no longer be allowed to attend the university, thank to racist comments she made on social media, WVLT reports.
“On Wednesday, following a racist video and photo surfacing on social media, Athletics made the decision not to allow a prospective student to join the Spirit Program. She will not be attending the university this fall,” a tweet from the University read.
“The university takes seriously our commitment to fostering a Volunteer community that values equity, inclusion, and that promotes respect for all people. We have a responsibility to support our black students and create a place where all Vols feel safe,” read a subsequent tweet.
The incoming freshman, Mimi Groves, reportedly posted a video to her Snapchat account showing her sitting in traffic and making racist comments about African Americans.
We are aware of the situation. We are gathering and reviewing information and will take appropriate actions directly with the individual after completing our review.
— UT Knoxville (@UTKnoxville) June 3, 2020