Faculty Members at Wake Forest University Receive Racist Emails

Twelve members of the faculty and staff at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received what were called “intimidating” email messages from an anonymous account. The messages were directed to faculty and staff in the department of sociology, the department of women, gender and sexuality studies, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the LGBTQ+ Center, and the Intercultural Center.

Members of the sociology department told the Wake Forest Review, an independent newspaper that the emails “praised the white male founding fathers, dismissed our undergraduates with ugly vile language, and called for our land to be ‘purged’ of people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.” The department continued, “The call to ‘purge’ categories of persons, is a white supremacist call for genocide.”

The university and campus police are investigating.


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