The University of Missouri’s undergraduate student government said on Friday that a “racially charged video” posted to Snapchat was not posted from a Mizzou account.
The video allegedly has ties to the university, but in a statement shared on its Twitter page, the Missouri Students Association Executive Cabinet stated “it is clear that the post was not posted from a Mizzou account, rather a campus-wide story that is monitored by Snapchat.”
The association went on to say, “Hate speech has no place on this campus,” and that it would like the video to be investigated further.
Here is the complete statement:
“Tigers, it has been brought to our attention that a racially charged video was posted to Snapchat that had correlation with our university. After speaking with staff that have control over ‘Mizzou Snaps,’ it is clear that the post was not posted from a Mizzou account, rather a campus-wide story that is monitored by Snapchat.
We want to make it abundantly clear that hate speech has no place on this campus. We have a lot of work to do, contributing to make Mizzou a more inclusive campus, and actions such as these just draw back on progress.
We, as an association, believe that the matter should be further investigated so that if the aggressor in this matter can be identified, they are held responsible for their actions.
While this act was extremely unacceptable, we appreciate the students who brought this to our attention and made their concerns heard because every student should feel welcome on campus.
MSA Executive Cabinet”