FARGO — Another hate speech investigation is underway at North Dakota State University, the third one in five days. It involves an email sent directly to President Dean Bresciani.
The six paragraph email was sent late Monday night, Dec. 7, to the president and several other administrators on campus. The email was described as having a threatening tone to it.
The email appears to be in response to Bresciani's participation in a Black Lives Matter rally over the weekend as the school investigated two new hate speech incidents following one a few weeks earlier.
The demand of the protestors was to hold racist students accountable.
"If underage drinking can go on your transcript, so should racism and discrimination," said Black Lives Matter member Solomon Sewell.
The email accuses the president of being biased and an anti-white political operative. It refers to him as evil and a detriment to the white race. It is signed by the NDSU European-American Student Union.
"I think it continues to bolster our position and add validity to our voice and inspire people and bring more people into our fold," Sewell said of the letter, which did not name any participating students.
Nobody could verify if the group really exists. However, Bresciani penned another campus-wide letter saying every student should feel safe on campus.
"We just don't want emails and phone calls, we want action, and we will hold them accountable to those actions, so NDSU will decide if that will happen," Sewell said.
The NDSU crisis task force and those pushing for change on campus will both be back at the table Thursday and Friday.