Black UPenn students speak out after racist messages

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Black students at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) have said they were afraid to attend classes after a number of undergraduates were added to a chat group that subjected them to racial slurs and threats of lynching.

Officials at the University of Oklahoma on Saturday announced they had suspended one of its students for alleged involvement in sending racist messages, as US media reported the FBI was helping UPenn to investigate the matter.

"Penn is an Ivy League university so Penn, Harvard, Brown, and Columbia have a very specific kind of tension because there's always this expectation or assumption that you [as a black person] are not supposed to be there."

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