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Wright State Students, University President Address Racial Tensions On Campus

Wright State University students and members of the Ohio Student Association gathered Thursday afternoon to discuss recent racial tensions on the Wright State campus. 

Earlier this week, a group of WSU students sent a letter to President David Hopkins asking him to address concerns that included black students being threatened during a recent protest on campus and an Islamic student being harassed via the internet.

Hopkins responded in a letter, saying a full investigation into harassment claims will be conducted. He firmly believes that all black lives matter and won't tolerate racism on campus.

After receiving the president's letter, WSU student and OSA member, Tristina Allen believes more action is needed.

"Because I think it is apparent that he doesn't exactly understand where the students are coming from. So, are next step is again to respond to his letter and then to actually have a sit down conversation about these issues," she said.

President David Hopkins said WSU officials will work with students to review the alleged harassment issues on campus.