Nottingham Trent students arrested after chanting ‘we hate the blacks’ in halls
The University released a statement this morning
Two Nottingham Trent university students have been arrested after a fresher they were filmed chanting "we hate the blacks" inside a halls of residence on Monday night.
Rufaro Chisango, the only black student on her floor, posted the video on Twitter, where chants of “blacks and whites were never meant to be together” and “sign the Brexit papers” can be heard.
The suspected perpetrators have been suspended immediately by Nottingham Trent University and a full investigation has been launched into the incident.
Other chants, which weren't picked up on video according to Rufaro, include: "Blacks would go back to picking cotton".
yoo I’m fuming, the way people in the same uni halls as me are chanting “we hate the blacks” outside my bedroom door. Words cannot describe how sad this makes me feel, in this 2018 people think this is still acceptable😤 pic.twitter.com/XUiYqNIWQT
— Ruu (@rufarochisango_) March 7, 2018
This morning, the University has issued a full statement to The Tab:
“We are shocked and appalled to see the video of racist chanting posted yesterday evening. This kind of vile behaviour will not be tolerated at Nottingham Trent University. Those suspected perpetrators have been suspended immediately pending a full investigation. We have contacted the student who made the complaint and are providing support to her and others affected. And we will be liaising with the police about this incident.
“We value being a diverse global community, with staff and students from across the world.
“We are also working with our accommodation partner to understand why the University was only alerted to this on Wednesday evening after this was reported to them in the very early hours of Tuesday.”