Once again, Snapchat has gotten some
dumbass white students in trouble for posting something dumb.
On this particular day, George Washington University, located in the nation’s capital, is speaking out after two sorors from Alpha Phi were captured on Snapchat holding a banana peel complete with the caption, “Izzy: I’m 1/16 black.”
As USA Today notes, the picture, which was not posted by either of the women in the photo, quickly circulated across social media, and soon several people were demanding that the university investigate.
University Provost Forrest Maltzman called the incident “disturbing, hurtful and not reflective of who I know we are as a community.”
“As a university, we have emphasized our commitment to inclusion and have made clear that ‘You are Welcome Here.’ We do this through our actions and our words. Images like the one posted on social media can make people question whether they are welcome at the university, and that is unacceptable to me,” Maltzman added.
On Friday morning, the university’s chapter of Alpha Phi also issued an apology, stating that it takes “responsibility for the actions of our members.”
“We are culpable for this action as a group in which a few felt comfortable making a joke that was distinctly racist, ignorant and harmful,” the statement read, according to the Washington Post. “We are in no way trying to contextualize, excuse or forgive the events that occurred.”
Imani Ross, a senator for the Student Associated, tweeted out the photo, tagging the university.
Ross told the Post that students are disappointed and “enraged that this has occurred,” but expressed the hope that the “university conducts a clean and detailed investigation.”