Racial Slur SCANDAL at Georgia Southern University: Is Spell Checker the One to Blame?

3 years ago



Turns out, spell check can play a VERY bad joke on you. Or is spell check the one to blame? As reported by BuzzFeedNews, a text message sent by a student at Georgia Southern University has become a reason for serious racial slur. The Typical Student team learned the details.


SCANDALOUS Screenshots of the GSU Racial Slur


The screenshots of a conversation between two GSU students, soon-to-be roommates, literally broke the internet. Allegedly, a white student sent a racial slur to a black student, her soon-to-be roommate. In the screenshots, a black female student is texting a hello to her new roommate, who is white.  



Source: BuzzFeedNews


The white student replied as follows: "Her insta looks pretty normal not too niggerish," which looks very much like a racist comment to a friend about the her soon-to-be roommate’s Instagram. Right after she noticed the mistake, she started blaming her phone's spell checker function for the slur.



Source: BuzzFeedNews

She attempted to apologize saying: "Damn spell check I did NOT mean to say that. I was texting Hannah and I meant to say triggerish meaning that you seemed really cool nothing that triggered a red flag!"

However, later on the woman who texted the racial slur deleted her social media profiles.


GSU Statement and Students Reaction to the “Spell Checker Racial Slur”


gsu-official-statement-racial-slurSource: @GeorgiaSouthern


After the screenshots of the conversation had surfaced, the university released a statement about the incident, condemning the racist comment. The statement reads as follows:

"The University shares the hurt our community has expressed following the use of a racial slur exhibited in a screenshot shared on social media," it reads. "The use of such racist comments is offensive and unacceptable and in no way reflects the attitudes or values of Georgia Southern University."

It is yet unknown whether Georgia Southern has taken any disciplinary action against the student who “authored” the slur. Allegedly, for black students at GSU this is not a surprise.


Leon Bowles, a senior at the school,  commented on the incident in the campus newspaper saying:

"The text itself was cause enough for outrage, but the pathetic attempt at an excuse and apology was a flippant insult to her intelligence.”

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