Zoom call for African American students at UofSC interrupted by racist

University of South Carolina officials are investigating a racist incident that happened on Friday night with a group of students in The Association of African American Students that were gathered in a Zoom call.

On Friday night, a group of students in AAAS hosted a virtual cookout that was hacked by people spewing racist slurs, using blackface, and neo-Nazi symbols.

The students were using Zoom to host their annual cookout event when the incident happened. One student recorded the incident and posted it to Twitter where it gained a lot of attention. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: This post contains offensive language and images.

UofSC President Bob Caslen tweeted Saturday morning saying, "I can’t apologize enough to the UofSC students who witnessed such ignorance while gathering to fellowship with one another during this unprecedented time."

You can read the University's full statement below as well as a statement put out by the AAAS.

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