A fraternity at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada was exposed on 26th November for running a private online chatroom allegedly “seething with hateful comments” against Jewish people, Black people and the LGBT community.
Members of Delta Chi were reportedly shown to have “[spoken] about burning Jewish people” and described “Black people [as] better as slaves” while expressing a desire to recreate torture strategies similar to the Klu Klux Klan, according to Pink News, which has apparently seen screenshots of the offensive content.
In a statement, the University of Windsor President and Vice-Chancellor reportedly detailed how the social media conversations were “disturbing” and “entirely incongruent with the values of [the] school”. He reassured the student body that the institution will work towards a more inclusive and equitable culture for the community that expresses zero tolerance for racism and hatred.
The University is launching an investigation into the incident to ensure the emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing of everyone in its care.