According to reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the university is looking into a series of racist posts on social media that were included in a group message by several university students. The posts were contained in an anonymous Twitter account, @PittRacists.
The offensive material included a picture of some African American children eating cotton candy that included the caption: “You Mean I Don’t Have to Pick it and Can Eat It?!” Another posted inquired, “What is one thing a Black guy can’t say?” The answer was, “Hello, Dad.”
Some of the people identified with the posts were members of the College Republicans at the university. The organization issued a statement on Twitter saying “the individuals who posted the offensive materials were reprimanded immediately and have been formally removed from the College Republicans.”