San Diego universities disavow racist remarks on fake Instagram accounts
UC San Diego and the University of San Diego are disavowing racist remarks that appear on Instagram accounts that falsely claim to be affiliated with the universities.
“Last night, the university was made aware of an Instagram account posting hateful, racist content,” UC San Diego said Monday on Twitter. “We firmly denounce what was shared on this account that claimed affiliation with UC San Diego, and condemn all forms of racism and hate.
“UC San Diego stands with our Black community members and firmly against all forms of racism and hate. If anyone has information about the creator of this account, please contact our Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination at OPHD@ucsd.edu.”
The remarks appear on two accounts, whiteatucsd and whiteatusd.
University of San Diego officials said Monday that they were aware of the problem and that the school was in no way affiliated with the accounts or the posts.
Robbins writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
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