Former K-State student posts picture in 'black face' with racist comment, sparks outrage

Posted at 12:58 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 23:14:29-04

A former Kansas State University student is under fire after posting what many would consider a racist picture to Snapchat.

The former student snapped a picture of herself and a friend wearing a black facial mask with the caption, “Feels good to finally be a n****.”

Her post has sparked outrage on social media.

Many online users are criticizing the student for using ‘black face’ to ridicule African Americans.

Kansas State University released the following statement about the post:

“Kansas State University was tagged today in social media posts that were racist in nature,” the university said. “The posts were immediately removed from university accounts. Kansas State University does not condone this inappropriate behavior and expects the K-State family to adhere to our principles of the community.”

K-State also said the campus climate response team has been notified to address this incident.

The university's sorority Zeta Tau Alpha said on Facebook that the woman joined the Beta Upsilon Chapter in 2013, but she had not been a member since spring 2015 and is no longer affiliated with the organization. 

The pair in the photo have apologized. 

Editor's Note: The original version of the story said the woman in the photo was a student at K-State. According to university officials, the woman is no longer enrolled. The story has been updated to show that. 


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