Investigations Ongoing Following Racial Slur Allegations at De Montfort

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De Montfort University are undertaking an investigation following allegations that a female student was subjected to multiple racial slurs by other students. The student stated she was racially abused on two occasions within a week, once being called a ‘n*****’, and having a song about ‘lynching’ directed at her. These abhorrent allegations revolve around a period of three days from around two weeks ago. The University has subsequently launched an investigation into the complaint. Read on for more.

 

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The allegations involve students at De Montfort University

 

The first instance of racial abuse is believed to have happened in late January, with two students allegedly singing a song about ‘lynching’ – directing it at the student. Then, two days later, one of the students who was involved in the first incident ostensibly called the same student a ‘n*****’. The allegations quickly reached senior figures at De Montfort University, with the allegations being heavily discussed on social media. These allegations are worrying, and clearly caused distress for many.

 

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De Montfort University has an array of nationalities that are represented at the University, boasting a strong international community. In a statement, they stated they won’t tolerate racism of any kind on its campus. Dominic Shellard – the Vice-Chancellor of the University, has confirmed he is taking a ‘personal interest’ in the case. The allegations come at an unfortunate time for the University, who announced earlier this month that they would be celebrating #DMUPride throughout February.

 

 


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Investigations into the case are ongoing. Check out some of the articles we’ve picked out above, or for more De Montfort University-based news, click the link below.

 

Article Update:
The student who made the allegation has reportedly been suspended by the University following other allegations, that are currently being investigated.

 

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