George Washington College Provost Forrest Maltzman says the varsity is in “lively dialogue” with the nationwide headquarters of a sorority whose members shared “a wholly inappropriate posting” on social media Wednesday.
Maltzman issued the assertion after an Alpha Phi sorority sister posted a photograph of two chapter members, one among whom is holding a banana peel.
“Izzy: ‘I’m 1/16 black,’” the picture’s caption reads, The GW Hatchet reported.
The college’s chapter of Alpha Phi issued an apology for the publish on social media Friday.
“On January 31, 2018, a member of our chapter posted a racist picture on snapchat that contained two different members in our chapter engaged in offensive and inexcusable conduct,” the assertion learn.
“We’re culpable for this motion as a bunch through which just a few felt comfy making a joke that was distinctly racist, ignorant, and dangerous. We’re under no circumstances making an attempt to contextualize, excuse, or forgive the occasions that occurred,” the letter of regret continued.
The Provost condemned the message within the picture as exclusionary.
“As a college, we’ve emphasised our dedication to inclusion and have made clear that ‘You’re Welcome Right here.’ We do that by our actions and our phrases. Pictures just like the one posted on social media could make individuals query whether or not they’re welcome on the college, and that’s unacceptable to me,” the letter learn.