Western New England University 'Addressing' Those Involved In Cinco De Mayo Posts

May 10, 2017
Originally published on May 9, 2017 5:42 pm

Western New England University is looking into statements allegedly posted by a member of the women's lacrosse team calling on President Trump to "build that wall."

Friday was Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, a Mexican holiday celebrating the country's victory in a battle against the French in 1862. In the U.S., it's become a celebration of Mexican American culture.

A member of the Western New England women's lacrosse team marked the holiday with two Instagram posts, showing young women gathered near a beer keg and the words "Dear Mr Trump Glad you didn't build the wall JUST YET. Happy mexican St paddy's day..."

A second post read "build that wall."

Another student, Jordon Mieko, reposted the messages with the note "Problematic racist yt ppl @ my school."

In a statement, Western New England said the university "cherishes its diversity," is reviewing the posts and "addressing the matter with those involved."

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