UMD Students React to Racist Email (Video)

by LAURYN FRONEBERGER

After discovering an email sent out by a University of Maryland student with a number of racial slurs and misogynistic remarks, students across campus were quick to express their disgust.

I sat down with a few students who shared that the email personally offended them. Check out their opinions in the video below:

Aside from these students, I also interviewed senior Andrew Mayton, co-president of the Asian American Student Union, who discussed his involvement with the anti-racism and anti-rape chalkings found on McKeldin Mall.

Sophomore Kalyn Cai, the vice president of Advocacy for the Asian American Student Union, also spoke on her initial reactions to the email.

“I think it’s hard to believe when stuff like that happens right at your university. I think a lot of the times people like to assume that that kind of thing happens far away. It’s easy to be like ‘Oh, well I’m sure stuff like that happens in like Oklahoma’ but It’s a lot harder to take a look at the people around you and the kind of institution that you attend and realize that these things go on a lot more often than you think. “

For more student reactions and updates on the university’s response to the email, follow us on Twitter.

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