The University of Warwick in Covent, United Kingdom is investigating a college student’s complaint that her roommate left bananas scrawled with racist graffiti in their living space, The Grio reports.
Faramade Ifaturoti, a 19 year-old biomedical science student at Warwick, says she came back to her room to find bananas with the words “monkey” as well as a racial slur inscribed. There was also, reportedly, a picture of Donald Trump placed on the fridge.
— Faramade Ifaturoti (@Faramade_) April 5, 2016
Though the university claimed it would further investigate the incident, Ifaturoti expressed disappointment in the school’s slow reaction stating, “I’m highly disappointed that it took a Twitter escalation in order for you to respond.”
Many students have rallied around Ifaturoti on social media using the hashtag #WeStandWithFara and have formed a petitionwith 1500 signatures, and counting, demanding action.
Student newspapers from across the UK are also banding together to run a national survey about racism in a “collaborative attempt” to see how often incidents like these happen on college campus and what action, if any, universities take.
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