Student Identified in Racist Flyer Incident at University of Texas, Austin

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A racist flyer being posted on the University of Texas, Austin campus is causing quite a stir. The flyer titled “Ethical Lessons to Chinese” has triggered more than 100 complaints to the Campus Crisis Response Team, according to a campus spokesperson.

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On the flyer, a non-existent class to “teach Chinese more about ethics” is advertised. “Absolutely not,” said a campus spokesperson when asked if such a class really existed.


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About 12:30 p.m. today Austin time, Campus president Greg Fenves announced the student responsible for the flyers has been identified. Campus spokesperson J.B. Bird told AsAmNews the person and incident will be investigated under the campus’ new hate and bias policy. The student’s name will not be released, at least for now.


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