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MUPD identified person who used alleged racial slur on campus

University of Missouri officials identified a person Monday night who directed a racial slur towards a group of students while they were working on a practice skit.

The MU Provost’s office said the individual has been moved from campus by the Office of Student Conduct, pending the outcome of the conduct process.

Major Brian Weimer with MUPD said a person went up to the stage at Traditions Plaza and made a racial slur at a group of the Legion of Black Collegians Sunday night.

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin tweeted Monday morning that the “LBC Homecoming Court was targeted.”

Loftin released a statement and a video saying,

“Dear Mizzou family:

I am sorry that I cannot be on campus today when our students are dealing with yet another incident of racism and are angry and scared. I am currently out of the country at a meeting with the University of Gent and the University of the Western Cape. I recorded this message on my mobile device because I want you to hear from me personally and know that I share your outrage.”

You can read the full statement here.

The Legion of Black Collegians made a statement in reaction to the incident.

“In a place where inclusivity and diversity are said to be paramount, it is evident that this University is not practicing what it has preached. The problem however, not only lies with out incompetent and disconnected administration, but with our student body as well.”

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