Students Have Been Seen Wearing Racist and Anti-Semitic T-Shirts at an Exeter University Social
Students at the University of Exeter will be investigated by the University after they were caught on camera wearing t-shirts with racist and anti-Semitic writing on them.
Dimi Reider, the co-founder of +972, spotted the photos of the students – which were reportedly taken at an Exeter Snowsports white t-shirt social. The event saw students writing on each other’s blank tops in markers, as is pretty standard at many uni socials, but two students were displaying unacceptable slogans.
One t-shirt slogan read “Don’t speak to me if you’re not white”.
And another “The Holocaust was a good time”.
Exepose report that the t-shirts were worn on the 20th September at the ‘Freshtracks Bar Crawl’; the off-campus social finished at local club Timepiece.
Exeter Snowsports President Lauren Fry told +972 “Comments like these are not tolerated within our club. Unfortunately, as only eight committee members, we can not be responsible for everything written by other students, especially when there is over 1,000 people. Timepiece were asking people to leave or change if they were seen in the venue with any abusive slogans on their t-shirts. As far as I’m aware no complaints were made. We apologise if we offended any one and we feel appropriate action was taken on the night to deal with these type of slogans if they were seen on anyone at our social. Snowsports has a zero tolerance policy for these actions and we will be contacting our members in due course to express this.”
A University of Exeter spokesperson said “The University does not tolerate racist or bigoted behaviour in any form. This is the first we knew of this and shall be launching a full investigation.”