University of York - Racism allegations probed

September 11, 2008

Police are investigating an allegation of race hate said to have occurred at a National Union of Students (NUS) training seminar at the University of York. The Yorkshire Post reported that a sign reading "Bring back slavery" was displayed during the Active Political Training event, which was also said to have featured a crisis-management workshop where participants were allegedly told that having too many black students would increase knife and gun crime on a fictional campus. The NUS in York made it clear that none of its team was involved in the incidents and said it was merely hosting the four-day event, which is held at a different university every year. A police spokesman said: "North Yorkshire Police can confirm that we are investigating a racially motivated incident during a student event at York University on 12-15 August."

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