NC State community grateful for actions taken against students who used racial slurs

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Two young people are having to reevaluate their future plans after their acceptance to NC State got rescinded due to racist comments they made.

The school took action after hundreds of students spoke out about it online this week.

Administrators say an incoming freshman and an undergraduate student are no longer allowed to attend the school this fall due to racial slurs they made online.

In a statement, NC State says in part, “We vehemently condemn racism and all other forms of discrimination”.

The swift action got a lot of people talking around campus.

“It’s kind of nice to see that people are actually held accountable for what they say and what they do,” said Michael Myers, a senior at NC State.

“I stand against hate. I think the school made the right decision, but I wonder about the long term ramifications. What is the right action to be taken against these students?,” said Nathan Maren, a graduate student at NC State.

It’s just one of several recent racist remarks made by NC State students.

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