Texas Tech condemns hate speech by IFC member

Texas Tech condemns hate speech by IFC member

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Update: Texas Tech has scheduled a news conference regarding the hate speech at 1 p.m. 



Texas Tech is condemning racist hate speech posted on social media by a member of the Interfraternity Council, which is the governing body of fraternities at the university. Screen-shots of the conversation about immigration on "Frat Chat" are making the rounds on social media. While Tech did not identify member of the IFC responsible, there are reports it was the group's president.    

A statement from Ethan Louis Smith, the Executive Vice President of the IFC, calls the language used "reprehensible" and that "it has no place within our organizations, school or society." Smith promises to hold those responsible accountable, but doesn't say how.
    
That statement was retweeted by the official Texas Tech Twitter page along with this statement: 

"Messages shared on social media tonight are abhorrent and strongly condemned. University officials are investigating this matter. Texas Tech is proud of the diversity that makes up our community. These insensitive and racially charged messages do not reflect our core values."

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