Expel Ryan Richards from FAU Following Video of him using Racial Slurs

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Earlier this week, Twitter exploded after a video surfaced of a student, Ryan Richards, using racial slurs. The video, which is attached below, shows Richards repeatedly using the word “nigger” and shows that he was in the on-campus apartments. Students demanded that Richards face punishment due to his remarks from the video and those that followed. 

"As an African American student at FAU I feel disrespected, tired, and angry because there’s so much behind what he said and him claiming he wasn’t saying it personally to anyone to me, social media or not, he said it to every single black student at FAU,” said Demetria Hudson, the president of Minorities Moving Forward. 

Students fired back saying that he brought this upon himself and that he should be held accountable for what he’s done. In response to this, Richards smirked, rolled his eyes, and had visible conversation with someone off camera. Eventually, the moderator, Mel Perez, the associate director of residential education, advised students to not address Richards but rather use our “I statements” and focus on how we feel. Eventually Richards left the call. 

The overall consensus was that the call was pointless because no changes could be made and the so-called “higher ups” that are necessary to make change were not present. 

Black students are tired of talking with no action. We once again ask for punishment for students who use racial slurs. If there’s no punishment, what incentive is there for students to not repeat the behavior? 

Please support this cause because we need to teach racists a lesson. If they do not learn that actions have consequences, they will repeat their actions and cause more damage in future. Demand from FAU to take action and expel Ryan Richards. Thank you!