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Vanderbilt University investigating racist email sent to members of black fraternity

Posted at 4:03 AM, Jul 31, 2018

Vanderbilt University has launched an investigation after several students and faculty members received a racist email promoting white supremacy.   

Monday night, students went sent an email asking them to subscribe to a white supremacist email list. 

At this point, it appears that the email only went out to certain students who are part of a black on-campus fraternity organization.

The N-word was used in the email and was followed by a sentence reading, "White Pride at Vanderbilt and Worldwide."

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Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, Vanderbilt officials Tweeted about the incident, saying it was "absolutely unacceptable."

Vanderbilt police and the university's IT department have launched an investigation. 

One senior who got the email told the student newspaper that she believes this was done by someone who has access to the university’s email system. 

Some students also said that a statement from the university does not go far enough to address the racist email.