The University of South Carolina fell victim to yet another racist attack during an African American-themed event that was held on Zoom.
According to participants, the school’s annual cookout for Black students was interrupted on Friday night by a group of racists who crashed the online event with a barrage of “images, videos and messages containing racist slurs and derogatory terms.”
“We were having a little party courtesy of the African American Association of Students when some random racists/neo-nazis, i assume teenagers, jumped on the meeting,” a tweet from student government leader Aidan Baker said in part. “white ppl: PLEASE check your kids.”
*NSFW* The language is very intense but this just happened on our Zoom call. We were having a little party courtesy of the African American Association of Students when some random racists/neo-nazis, i assume teenagers, jumped on the meeting. white ppl: PLEASE check your kids pic.twitter.com/tqejErwS06— aidan b. (@aidannbaker) April 24, 2020
Baker went on to send out an appeal for people to help “identify these racists/neo-nazis.” The Association of African American Students at The University of South Carolina also released a separate statement.
“During the cookout, unknown persons entered and proceeded to post a plethora of images, videos and messages containing racist slurs and derogatory terms,” the statement said in part. “We are completely repulsed by the actions of these individuals and offer our support to those who were subject to or in any way impacted by it.”
University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen tweeted that the school was investigating the matter.
The current zoombombing trend has been plaguing colleges and universities holding Zoom meetings as racists and Neo-Nazis somehow gain access to the private online meetings by acquiring requisite codes or finding them on social media.
Zoombombing has become the new way racists are finding ways to spread their hateful messages amid the quarantine.
When will it end?!