De Montfort students allegedly sang about lynching to black coursemate on night out
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According to the university website, Hallford is a second year Performing Arts course representative. Their social media accounts have since been deactivated. According to
“Eeny meeny miny Mo, catch a nigger by it’s toes if you lynch it let it go” my coursemate sang this to me at girls night she invited me to! @dmuleicester is doing nothing about it after I raised a complaint. On campus today she said nigger again to my face. https://t.co/TAtZSsTS0u— lizziee (@E_sawyerr) 7 February 2018
Action by De Montfort will take place this evening. The university responded to the viral thread assuring students and worried supporters that they take allegations of racism seriously.
@dmuleicester two of your students deemed it acceptable to join forces & sing "Eeny meeny miny mo, catch a nigger by it’s toes if you lynch it let it go" with one named Amy Hallford openly saying “I was raised in a racist family and I AM racist, we laugh about lynching” ...— T'ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤ'ㅤㅤ ㅤㅤ ㅤ (@TutuAdamsUK) 7 February 2018
According to Adams, the case will be referred to Leicestershire police for further action. Speaking to TNS, Adams told us that the abusers have been told to take personal leave: "The girls have been told to take personal leave "so that the situation can cool off."'
Hi. Please be assured we take allegations of this kind extremely seriously and will not tolerate racism in any form on campus. Our Chief Operating Officer is taking immediate and appropriate action this evening.— De Montfort Uni DMU (@dmuleicester) 7 February 2018