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A Mizzou fraternity was suspended after members hurled racial slurs at black students


The Delta Upsilon fraternity at the University of Missouri was temporarily suspended Thursday over a report of members shouting racist and sexist insults at African-American students, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.

The incident started when six or seven white men and women verbally assaulted student members of the Legion of Black Collegians (LBC) on Mizzou's campus, the legion said in a release.

Two black students were verbally assaulted, and another two were called the N-word, among other profanities, the statement says.

"Racism and sexism have no place in our Fraternity," Delta Upsilon HQ said in a statement.

Several student organizations have released their own statements in response.

"WE. ARE. SICK. OF. THIS!," the Legion of Black Collegians wrote.

Mizzou Chancellor: "They're here to become educated. They're not here to be insulted."

University officials added that the fraternity has been cited for other violations this year, including alcohol violations.

Last fall, a similar event ignited intense student protests at Mizzou that led to the resignation of the university's president and chancellor.

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