A university opened an "urgent" racism investigation after a student allegedly sent an instant message to classmates during an online criminology lecture saying "Blacks accuse everything of being black".
The news is said to have been published in a discussion by students at De Montfort University in Leicester.
The message read, “I'm going to sound like a fool here, but black people tend to attribute it all to the fact that they're black.
"Not something like" this person is a sucker for everyone. "
A screenshot of the message sent to a class of around 28 students has been shared more than 700 times since it was posted online yesterday.
Within minutes, De Montfort announced an investigation and angry Twitter users demanded that the student be "removed from university" while one student said he felt "unsafe" in class.
De Montfort University has launched a full racism investigation into a message believed to have been sent by a student Tuesday afternoon. However, some are already demanding that the student be "removed".
The student who shared the message, referred to only as Mike, wrote, “These are the types of comments DMU students like to make in a third-year criminology class.
“There is no room for such comment and no excuse for any form of ignorance or misinformation. That's gross. & # 39;
The colleagues in the class were quick to support Mike, as Twitter user @ Hakeem2real wrote: “This comment shook me physically during our class discussion and I, along with many other participants in the course, feel unsafe to stay in the same class as this person as well as participating in group activities. Please act this. & # 39;
Leicester-based De Montfort University said yesterday: “We do not tolerate racism at DMU and we take cases of racism very seriously. We have forwarded this information to senior faculty members for investigation.
Third year criminology students at the University of De Montfort said they were "physically shaken" by the comments posted on Twitter yesterday
& # 39; We want to reassure you that we are aware of this issue, that this has been raised by senior management at the Faculty and that an urgent investigation is ongoing.
"We affirm that discrimination, harassment and bullying of any kind are not and will not be tolerated at the DMU."
Students and Twitter users angrily responded to the university's comment with a letter, "We want it removed from your university."
Another added that the student should be "devoid of any qualifications that would enable her to abuse her authority over black women."
Students who were in class yesterday reacted with anger to the news. Mike (above), who shared the student's comment, said there was no excuse for any form of ignorance or misinformation.
A 20-year-old student who attended the class and does not want to be named said today, “I was disappointed and confused, to be honest. The whole point of the discussion / course is to try to understand why ignorant beliefs like the stereotype “blacks have a victim mentality” are wrong.
“Even in a class full of black girls, it was particularly insensitive. It's just worrying that a third-year student studying social sciences still has such beliefs.
I gave my opinion to the Associate Dean of Business and she said she would schedule a meeting with the Associate Dean of Health and Life Sciences.
“Personally, I want the student to be trained in sensitivity, if at all.
"I feel like you don't always know or monitor people's opinions, but you can definitely train them to keep them to themselves when they're unnecessarily offensive."
De Montfort University said it had opened an "urgent investigation" while a student who was in class requested that his colleague be "educated on sensitivity".
Mike later replied to his own tweet, "Just to say that it's not mine or black's job to educate you about what is racist, there's no place for that shit anymore."
"Educate yourself and think about what you are saying before you say it because it is not ignorance, it is purely and simply racist."
Kaneisha Forde wrote, "I really can't believe she said that."
The University of De Montfort had no further comment when approached by MailOnline.
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