Vanderbilt University officials say they are working to find the source of a deeply disturbing, racist e-mail that was sent to students and staff Monday night.
[See a screenshot of the e-mail in question below.]
If you’re curious as to how my night is going, I just got a disconcerting email from the @VanderbiltU listserv that includes the message:— Amaryah S. Armstrong (@amaryah_sa) July 31, 2018
“FUCK ALL NIGGERS!!! White pride at Vanderbilt and worldwide.” pic.twitter.com/a5LHv7Jyny
The university addressed the e-mail in a statement, urging those who receive it to delete it immediately.
Please be aware that Vanderbilt IT is actively working to determine the source of and stop the dissemination of this email. The fact that the communication was NOT an official Vanderbilt University email or correspondence does not diminish the pain that it has caused.— Vanderbilt University (@VanderbiltU) July 31, 2018
Again, we condemn this despicable communication and reaffirm Vanderbilt’s commitment to the success and positive affirmation of all.— Vanderbilt University (@VanderbiltU) July 31, 2018
The white nationalist email blast that was sent out to many Black Students tonight is yet ANOTHER reprehensible display of how racism and hatred is ingrained into Vanderbilt culture pic.twitter.com/BYJnFncRyc— Vanderbilt NAACP (@VandyNAACP) July 31, 2018
This email is a symptom of a consistent institutional failure to listen to and act on the concerns of students of color who attend this university and an equally egregious failure to adequately condemn the racism that is ingrained in the Vanderbilt community.— Molly Williams (@_mollywill) July 31, 2018
Vanderbilt University is investigating a "deeply disturbing" email that was sent to students, faculty and staff on Monday night. Here's what we know so far: https://t.co/wYdSRBrpLt— WSMV News4 Nashville (@WSMV) July 31, 2018
Message from Provost Wente and Interim Vice Chancellor Smith on the offensive email https://t.co/CxEQFtwQ9y— Vanderbilt University (@VanderbiltU) July 31, 2018