College Students Make Fun Of 'Black Lives Matter' In Blackface Snapchats
Four students at the University of North Dakota poked fun at the Black Lives Matter movement by covering their faces in black face masks and captioning the photo "Black lives matter."
In the racist photo posted to Snapchat, three girls and one boy look blankly into the camera. Each one's face is covered in a black face mask, and the sarcastic "Black lives matter" caption is on the bottom right hand side.
Black Lives Matter emerged as a response to the shooting of Trayvon Martin and his killer's acquittal. It's a movement that seeks to fight racism and violence toward black people across the US.
This is not the first racist photo to surface at UND. Three days earlier, students stole a black student's phone without her knowledge, and posted a photograph of them posing with the caption "Locked the black bitch out."
The black face mask photo has since been circulated around the University of North Dakota, thereby causing outrage. The university began to investigate after another student, Etonde Maloke, posted both the photographs to Facebook.
People on Facebook were appalled at the behavior.
One user commented,
"I'm so ashamed I go to UND right now, this is disturbing and we will not stay [quiet] about it," another user wrote.
The president of the university, Mark Kennedy, also had some strong statements to make.
This is seriously terrible.