Kean University Students Receive Racist Death Threats Via Twitter

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Late Tuesday night, Black students at Kean University received death threats via Twitter during a campus sit-in.

A user named @KeanUAgainstBLK wrote a series of racist and violent tweets aimed at Black students participating in Camp Night Out, a peaceful demonstration to draw attention to racism on campus. The account posted tweets such as, “i will shoot any black person I see at kean university” before students discovered the account and spread the tweets on social media.

Kean University posted to their Twitter account that an investigation had begun into the threats.

Many students were not satisfied with the university’s response. Some asked for escorts to class, while others suggested to not attend at all.

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