Stanford student banned from campus after racist social media posts

By: | August 31, 2021

Stanford is prohibiting Chaze Vinci ’23 from “entering Stanford’s campus or facilities,” Stanford president Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced in a Monday email.

The announcement comes a day after the University denounced Vinci for his racist and violent social media posts and said it is working to take action to ensure the safety of the community. Monday’s email cited Vinci’s racist posts from the weekend — including ones containing violent imagery directed toward a Black student and faculty member — and subsequent misogynistic and otherwise offensive posts as reason for the ban.

The email characterized the ban from the University as a “first step” in responding to the social media posts. Tessier-Lavigne did not specify what additional steps may be taken, citing University policies and privacy requirements. A University spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Daily’s request for comment on the duration of the ban.

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