University of Alabama Suspends Pre-Law Student Who Threatened to Kill Black Peer
On Oct. 5 , a white University of Alabama student was suspended after launching a racial social media attack at a Black student protester.
According to WIAT CBS 42, pre-law student Ryan Parish called Jamal Commander racial epithets and threatened to kill him because he supported a protest on campus.
Commander tells CBS 42 that the incident occurred after Black Lives Matter activists protested the national anthem before last Saturday’s football game. While he admits that he was not physically at the game, he showed his support via Twitter. But his support was met with outrage and racially charged rhetoric.
In a series of tweets, Parish called Commander the n-word , a “p—-,” and a “b—-” while he threatened to kick Commander’s “a–.”
“I would ask him why did he say that. What made that hate brew up in him. What has he been into that would make him hate somebody,” Commander says.
The victim tells reporters that he wants Parish expelled or suspended before being alerted that the student would be suspended.
“He needs to face punishment for his actions. What he did was uncalled for.”
The university has removed Parish from the campus and told authorities about the threats, per AL.com. However, there is no word of how long the suspension will last.