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US Four Syracuse University students suspended after racist incidents

15:52  21 november  2019
15:52  21 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Syracuse suspends all fraternity activities after string of racist, anti-Semitic incidents

  Syracuse suspends all fraternity activities after string of racist, anti-Semitic incidents Syracuse suspended a fraternity and halted social activities of all fraternities for the semester after a series of racist and anti-Semitic incidents."Last night, one of our African American students reported being subjected to a verbal racial epithet from a group of students and visitors to our campus," Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a statement. "This report of an affront to our student’s—and our whole community’s – safety and well-being is the latest incident of several against Jews, Asians and African Americans.

All social activities of fraternities at Syracuse University have been suspended for the rest of the fall semester following the latest in a string of incide This investigation marks the sixth such incident involving reports of racist symbols and language on Syracuse University Students Hold Sit-In To

Four Syracuse University students have been suspended in the wake of approximately a dozen racially charged incidents reported recently at the school. Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud said Wednesday night that those suspended have been accused of verbally assaulting a

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Students rally against racist incidents on Syracuse's campus Wednesday night.© Maranie Staab/Reuters Students rally against racist incidents on Syracuse's campus Wednesday night.

Four Syracuse University students have been suspended for participating in a verbal assault directed at an African-American student last week, Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Wednesday.

A total of 14 people were involved in the incident, 10 of whom were referred for "appropriate discipline," Syverud added. Nine were students from other schools and have been referred for discipline at the schools they attend.

"The entire case has also been referred to the Onondaga County District Attorney," Syverud said while briefing the university's senate. "The New York State Police's hate crimes task force has been partnering with us and we're working with the New York State Division of Human Rights on this matter."

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  Social activities at Syracuse University fraternities suspended following racist incidents All social activities of fraternities at Syracuse University have been suspended for the rest of the fall semester following the latest in a string of incidents involving racism, according to a statement from the university's chancellor.All social activities of fraternities at Syracuse University have been suspended for the rest of the fall semester following the latest in a string of incidents involving racism, according to a statement from the university's chancellor.

A string of racist and anti-Semitic hate speech and graffiti culminated with the Christchurch shooter's manifesto being Airdropped to Syracuse students .

In one incident , an African American female student was allegedly subjected to a verbal, racial epithet from a group of students and visitors to the campus.

Syverud also said reports of white supremacist material being sent by AirDrop to various students Monday night at the Bird Library was probably a hoax. AirDrop is an app that lets users share files between Apple devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

"To date, law enforcement has not been able to locate a single individual who directly received an AirDrop. Not one," Syverud said. "It was apparent that this rumor was probably a hoax, but that reality was not communicated clearly and rapidly enough to get ahead of escalating anxiety."

Syverud also noted that a total of 12 cases of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti have been found on or next to Syracuse's campus to date.

Chancellor points to treatment of his family

Syverud spoke emotionally about his own experience fighting for affirmative action, holding back tears while talking about how his family was treated in the South.

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  University suspends fraternity's activities after alleged racist incidents A fraternity’s social activities at Syracuse University are suspended for the rest of the semester after alleged racist incidents. © STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. In one incident, an African American female student was allegedly subjected to a verbal, racial epithet from a group of students and visitors to the campus, according to a public safety information notice posted on the school’s website. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Syracuse University has suspended all fraternity activities for the rest of the semester after several racist and anti-Semitic incidents were reported at. Four Syracuse University students have been suspended in the wake of approximately a dozen racially charged incidents reported recently at the

Syracuse University has suspended all fraternity activities for the rest of the semester after several racist and anti-Semitic incidents were reported at

"I spent six years of my life publicly fighting to permit affirmative action in higher education admission based on race, leading to the Supreme Court's decision. I did this while raising a mixed-race family in the South."

"My kids were threatened ... my wife was subjected to many racial epithets," Syverud said, his voice cracking. "Their car tires were slashed, my kids' dog was shot. There was little investigation, those responsible were never found. That was then, that was the South. It was hard for my wife, it was hard for my kids. But this is Syracuse. This is 2019. I do not accept this hatred here and now, this is not who Syracuse is at its best, and is not who we can let ourselves become."

"We just cannot let our students of color, our Jewish students, our Asian students, or any of our students, or faculty and staff, be afraid on this campus because of who they are," Syverud added.

Students walk out of school forum

Students walked out of a community forum at the university Wednesday night after Syverud said he couldn't promise that all student demands would be met "this instant."

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  Syracuse University: More racist graffiti found Syracuse University officials are investigating another incident of racist graffiti found in a building on campus. © Courtesy Zoe SelesiMonday's discovery came a day after the school's chancellor announced a university-wide suspension of fraternity activities after a racist incident over the weekend. At least seven incidents of racist symbols and language on campus have been reported in the past 12 days. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Students Protest a Series of Racist Incidents at Syracuse University . Here's What to Know. Getty Images. A series of racist incidents at Syracuse University — including derogatory graffiti and the sharing of an alleged white supremacist manifesto — have sparked outrage at the upstate New York

A series of racist incidents at Syracuse University has prompted students to stage a sit-in.Credit Maranie Rae On Sunday, the university suspended all social activities at fraternities for the rest of the semester, after a group of students , including members of one fraternity, accosted a

The students previously gave officials a Wednesday deadline to address their 18 short and long-term demands for changes in how the university handles racial incidents. The demands include requiring faculty and staff to undergo diversity training, establishing a housing portal where students can select roommates based on mutual interests and identities, and allocation of $1 million for the creation of a curriculum "that educates the campus on diversity issues, specifically anti-racism."

Syverud said he couldn't agree with all student demands, noting he sought clarification on certain items and needs to involve and discuss some of the issues with the Board of Trustees.

"So if the question is, can I produce agreement to every word at this instant. The answer is I cannot," Syverud said.

Dozens of students chanted "Sign or Resign" as they left Hendricks Chapel following Syverud's comments.

Later in the forum and after the student protesters departed, Syverud said he had agreed to many of the students' demands.

"Excuse me, if you actually read the response, which I know many of you have, there are many, many of them I can sign and can agree to and have agreed to," Syverud explained. "If there's frustration that the wording is slightly different, I interpret the words 'we agree' to be 'I have signed and I have agreed.'"

Syverud also released a chart Tuesday showing how the university is responding to student demands.

University students call for chancellor to resign amid a dozen racist incidents .
Students protest after several race-related incidents were reported across Syracuse University's campus. At the forum Wednesday, the group of students presented Chancellor Kent Syverud with a list of recommendations pertaining to school safety. When the chancellor would only sign off on 16 of the 19 recommendations, the students walked out and went on to protest in front of Syverud's home, reported ABC News' Syracuse affiliate, WSYR.

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