Texas State University students have called for the resignation of their student body president after racially insensitive social media posts surfaced last week. This follows a tumultuous year of racial issues on campus.
“The actions by President Connor Clegg are absolutely reprehensible and he should be held accountable,” Deanna Spearman, president of the school’s chapter of the NAACP, said in statement.
The university began receiving attention for discriminatory incidents the day after the 2016 presidential election. Flyers expressing support for President Donald Trump, threatening university leaders and undocumented students, and advocating white supremacy were spotted on campus. Students and faculty held protests, and Texas State University President Denise Trauth sent out statements denouncing the messages. She also invited students to public forums and increased the campus police presence.