- Associated Press - Saturday, January 10, 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson University officials say they are considering banning the anonymous social media app Yik Yak because of racially offensive postings.

University Chief Diversity Officer Leon Wiles told The Greenville News (https://grnol.co/1tQRHTQ ) that a group of mostly black students asked for the ban. The same group held a protest on campus on Wednesday, calling for more diversity.

Wiles says he has seen the offensive comments and he can see how it could make racial tensions on campus worse.

Yik Yak allows users within a 10-mile radius to anonymously post. Some of the students who want the app banned say it allows minorities to be bullied.

Clemson’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon was suspended after white students dressed as gang members at a Christmas party.

The newspaper says it couldn’t reach Yik Yak officials.


Information from: The Greenville News, https://www.greenvillenews.com

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