This past week, students found the following flier posted on numerous buildings at the University of Texas, Austin.
Naturally a number of people on Facebook were not happy.
Lambda Chi Alpha, a Greek fraternity at the university that regularly uses ones of the classrooms where a flier was posted, released the following statement on Facebook:
The image went so viral on social media that University of Texas, Austin President Gregory L. Fenves had to issue a statement:
“The university received numerous reports last night and this morning of a hateful and biased flyer targeting students of Chinese and Asian descent that was posted in several buildings. Such posters are completely unacceptable. Consistent with UT Austin’s core values, every student, faculty member and staff member who sets foot on our campus has the right to learn, teach and work without fear and without being the object of hate and discrimination. These posters are being taken down. The university is seeking information about who posted them. The incident has been referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for investigation, in accordance with the recently issued Hate and Bias Incident Policy.
“I am grateful to the scores of UT Austin students who reported these posters swiftly. Their response shows deep respect for their fellow students. Working together, we will make UT Austin a more inclusive, welcoming campus for all.”
Fortunately, at 9:14 a.m. today, Fenves announced that they’ve identified the student who may be responsible for the fliers.
Update: We identified the student who may be responsible for hateful flyers, are reviewing under hate & bias policy https://t.co/D3zjcsEDif
— Greg Fenves (@gregfenves) April 4, 2017
We will update the story with the coming details.