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TCU Responds To Racist Student Comments On Social Media

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FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) - Some TCU students say the Baltimore riots have revealed an ugly side of their school.

Racist comments were posted on the app Yik Yak in response to the riots.

The app allows users in the same area to share anonymously.

The following is an example of the offensive posts:

"Blacks were unable to get proper educations-but that's more a result of their busted families and lack of morals."

TCU students call the posts hurtful and uninformed.

"It's just hard to think that people that you go to school with, who don't even know you, who haven't taken the time out to get to know you, think these things about you," said senior Chloe Coleman.

"Before this happened, you would think we were doing a good job of diversity and coming together and being citizens of the world, which is our mission statement. But as this has proven there are some ideologies that exist here that are not cut out for a diverse campus," said junior Tyler Provost.

In response, students have organized a prayer vigil on campus Thursday evening. Students will also raise money for a Baltimore recreation center that was destroyed in the riots.

A spokesperson for TCU says the posts are disappointing and a reality check that the university is not where it needs to be as a community.

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