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UWM investigating student's racist, homophobic comments in social video

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A Black student group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is calling for the expulsion of a fellow student after a racist video surfaced on social media.

It shows her repeatedly using the "N word."

The university said it has launched an investigation into the video.

The campus was buzzing after the Black Student Union reposted the video.

In it, a student repeatedly uses the "N word" to describe people she doesn't like.

"(She was) just saying very racial and offensive comments," Black Student Union Darius Hayes said.

He decided to repost the student's videos.

They were captured off Snapchat and circulated on other social media sites.


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"We just want to make sure we move forward and to take disciplinary action," Hayes said. "We don't want this to be swept under the rug by the university and we will be following up with the university on this."

He added that all students should feel welcome on campus.

"Personally, it made me feel angry. It made me feel like, you know, it's not a surprise, but you know that there are still people out there like that," Hayes said.

The video also includes homophobic comments.

"We're aware of it. We're aware of the videos and reach out and provide as much support as we can," UWM Dean of Students Adam Jussel said Tuesday.

He said he could not discuss specifics of the investigation further.

Typically school officials follow up with the student involved.

The student code of conduct can elevate all the way to expulsion.

"Obviously this particular situation is abhorrent behavior and it is severe," Jussel said. "But I wouldn't be able to speak to the specifics of what might the potential outcome be."

The student has not been identified publicly.

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