The University of Colorado Boulder police department is looking for a woman who made racist comments toward students. The incident occurred Sunday at the Engineering Center on the Boulder campus.
A video posted on social media shows the white woman cursing at and using slurs against black students.
Police said she has short blonde hair and appears to be between 5’3” and 5’5” tall and 130-140 pounds. Officials say she is not a student or CU affiliate and they believe that she is the same woman who was found illegally camping on the campus last month.
CU Chancellor Phil DiStefano released a statement today condemning the incident as “absolutely unacceptable.”
“I cannot state this strongly enough — racist behavior is offensive to our campus values and will not be tolerated,” he wrote.
The CU Boulder Black Student Alliance also condemned the incident and submitted a list of demands, including banning the woman from all CU campuses and developing a system-wide initiative that condemn racism.
CU president Mark Kennedy also tweeted about the incident.
“We will learn more in the next few days, but I want to be clear in unequivocally condemning racist and threatening behaviors. Across all of its campuses, CU must support learning and working environments that foster respect for all students, faculty and staff,” the tweet said.
I understand a verbal altercation occurred at CU Boulder between students that included racially hostile language. I support the chancellor and the Office of Institutional Equity & Compliance in immediately launching an investigation. Full statement: https://t.co/dNn8vbVJHa— CU President Mark Kennedy (@CUMarkKennedy) October 7, 2019