An Asian student at Concordia University in Montreal has gone public with screen shots of racist and sexist remarks directed at her during a Facebook chat, reports the Montreal Gazette.
The student leader went public with the matter after school administrators told her to ignore it and that they couldn’t do anything about it because the chat was private.
The student who asked that her real name not be used because she feared cyberbullying saw the chat on a public computer in the school office where she worked.
The Gazette did not publish the screen shots, but quoted from them.
“Dude, we HAVE to f–k her” and “if she doesn’t suck our d–ks …
“She must get so much D,” another student wrote.
The student, who is half Chinese and half Italian and has held positions of student leadership at the university, says she has encountered sexism and racism before on campus, especially from two male students where she worked on campus.
“They made blatant sexist and racially discriminatory remarks, and if you didn’t laugh, or if you showed your uneasiness, they would just make you feel worse,” she said.
She has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.
You can read reaction from her parents and the school administration in the Montreal Gazette.
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