Members of the University of Missouri’s black student government called Delta Upsilon fraternity members “f*cking crackers” and “f*cking rednecks,” threatened to burn down the fraternity house and “set this school on fire,” and tried to instigate fights with them on Tuesday night, according to police statements.
Vessel News reports:
The black students were allegedly provoked minutes earlier by a group of intoxicated women whom they accused of using a racial slur.
The apparent scapegoat in the altercation, Delta Upsilon, was placed on “emergency suspension” by its national chapter Wednesday, hours before Mizzou also suspended the chapter.
In a statement distributed by the MU News Bureau on Wednesday, interim Chancellor Hank Foley said he was “outraged” to learn of the incident and said consequences could follow for those responsible.
[I]f any student is found in violation of the Student Code and/or the University’s nondiscrimination policies, they will be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion,” Foley wrote.
‘We’ll burn this motherf*cker down’
Four women were walking home through campus shortly before midnight Tuesday when they allegedly upturned trash cans and tore down construction signs. (The police report redacts all names and largely avoids mentioning the race of participants, and an investigating officer found “no damage” to the cans.)
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