BSU and TKE meet about racist Snapchat

By Sophia Phillips

DeKALB — Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon and the Black Student Union met Friday morning to discuss a video of a man in front of the TKE house using racial slurs that circulated after being posted on social media April 8.

The discussion was facilitated by Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden. Each party talked about how they felt about the video, Edghill-Walden said. She said the meeting went well.

“We look forward to creating broader campus dialogues,” Edghill-Walden said.

Sam Listy, who originally posted the video to Snapchat, declined to comment but said the man in the video is not her father.

Edghill-Walden outlined three steps that would be taken to address the incident in an April 11 campus update, one of which was Friday’s meeting. The other steps include implementing diversity training for members of TKE by May 1 and for all Student Association-recognized student organization officers and advisers by Oct. 1.

BSU President Traci Jennings declined to comment on the discussion. TKE President Matt Sheets could not be reached for comment.