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Princeton Students, Faculty Receive Racist Emails, University Says

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    Princeton Students, Faculty Receive Racist Emails: Officials

    A pair of racist emails were sent to students and faculty at Princeton University over the weekend, school officials said. Brian Thompson reports. (Published Monday, Oct. 10, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Several students and faculty at Princeton University received racist emails over the weekend

    • A university representative said the university "deplores these revolting messages" and that the school is investigating the emails

    • The university's student newspaper said the emails appear to have been sent by a supporter of the "White GeNOcide Project"

    A pair of racist emails were sent to students and faculty at Princeton University over the weekend, school officials said. 

    The Ivy League school said in a news release Sunday afternoon that an undetermined number of students and staffers received the emails over the weekend. The emails appear to have been sent from off-campus server, and it's not clear how many people at the university received the messages.

    The Daily Princetonian, the university's student newspaper, reports that the emails were likely sent by a member of a white supremacy group named "White GeNOcide Project."

    The student newspaper reported that the email, which had the subject line "'NO CHILD LEFT WHITE'- Vote Trump!," accused that the university teaches "White students that they are immoral and contemptible if they don't support White Genocide" and accuses Princeton professors of being "anti-White."

    A website for the group has what appears to be an email template for supporters to use in sending messages to colleges. The group said on its site that it has also conducted mass emailings at West Virginia University and the West Virginia Legislature.

    Michele Minter, the university's vice provost for institutional equity and inclusion, said that the school "deplores these revolting messages."

    "We will not allow these hateful actions to undermine our commitment to creating an inclusive and harassment-free community on campus," Minter said.

    Anyone who received a racist email should call the university's public safety office at 609-258-100 or the university's hotline at 866-478-9804.

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