Race Matters: White FSU Student Under Investigation After ‘Monkeys Everywhere” Social Media Post Insulting Black Students Goes Viral

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White FSU Student Under Investigation Over Racist Social Media Post

A Florida State University student who claims the racist messages directed towards her fellow minority students that came from her Twitter and Vine accounts were the result of a hacker.

via Huffington Post

A racist post sent from a Florida State University student’s Vine and Twitter social media accounts set off a firestorm at the Tallahassee campus this week.

Mandy Thurston’s Vine and Twitter accounts on Wednesday posted the message,

“Welcome to FAMU…I mean FSU. #monkeyseverywhere,”

according to screenshots circulated online (FAMU refers to Florida A&M University, a historically black university).

The six-second Vine showed footage of students at the Oglesby Union courtyard on FSU’s campus during Market Wednesday, a weekly event where student organizations and vendors put up tables.

The Vine post has since been deleted, as has Thurston’s Twitter account.

Thurston told the Tallahassee Democrat Friday that her accounts had been hacked, and that she’s filed a police report about it. Maj. Jim Russell, assistant chief of FSU PD, confirmed to the newspaper that a report was filed this week, but did not provide any details.

Prior to the Democrat’s report of the alleged hacking, campus police and the FSU administration had announced to the student body that an investigation was underway.

It’ll be interesting to see the results of this “investigation” and find out if this girl’s account really was hacked.

Do you believe her?

Twitter/College Leak

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