Racist Twitter Accounts discovered at MSU
MURRAY, KY- A series of racially charged, on-line postings targeting students were recently discovered at Murray State University. The color of students' skin, where they were born, even the size of their pants all made them targets on Twitter- in a series of cruel comments made by other students.
The posts were not affiliated with Murray State University but campus leaders did address them- using words like 'insensitive' and 'offensive.'
At least one thread, known as @murrayasians has been taken down. The University believes it is because of the backlash it received. Dozens of students took to the thread to blast the creators, tweeting comments like 'you're a disgrace to not only the university but to the whole human race.'
The tweets on the now defunct @murrayasians poked fun at everything from where the students worked to what they were wearing. Several Asian students told Local 6 their pictures were snapped without them knowing. Those pictures later appeared on the page along with cruel captions.
One graduate student, who asked only to be identified as 'Dee' said she was devastated when a friend told her she was on the page.
"I feel like everywhere we go people will take pictures of us and make jokes of us," she said.
"We think you guys are so good and it turns out you really hate us, it is very sad for me," she continued.
Other threads using Murray, or Racers, or MSU in the name had not been taken down. On those pages, students referenced their 1st Amendment Rights and posting messages like, "If you don't like it, don't read it."
For their part, Murray State has said they consider these Twitter accounts to be a form of bullying. The University wants to make it clear the accounts are not affiliated with the school's account. But, as is true with much social media, they admitted there was not much they could do to change it.