The 13th chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States, examining how the country has produced the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with the majority of those imprisoned being African American. The title of the film of course refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States … ”
One facebook user posted the picture and tagged UND saying, “the problem is growing worse here at UND.”
Earlier this week, University of North Dakota students stole an African-American student’s phone and posted photos of themselves in blackface with a caption reading “Locked the black b*tch out.” It referred to the fact that the girls locked the fellow student out of a dorm room.
The school’s president released a statement Thursday saying that he is appalled that within 48 hours two photos surfaced of students in blackface mocking the African American community.
I have been disappointed to learn that we have people in our university community who don’t know that the kind of behavior and messaging demonstrated in these two photos is not ok, and that, in fact, it is inexcusable… It is abundantly clear that we have much work to do at the University of North Dakota in educating our students, and the entire university community on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and respect for others.
Waiting on the bullshit apology and “we arent racist” statement. #Hate it!