A recent unity event at Millersville University quickly went sour with accusations of racism.

Penn Live reports.

‘Unity’ event highlights accusations of racism at Millersville University

At Millersville University, a place where Black and Latino student populations have grown as much as 30 percent in recent years, minority students criticized administrators Thursday for failing to do enough to counter racism and foster a sense of inclusiveness on campus.

The concerns were raised at a “Marauders Unite” or unity rally held with the blessing and inclusion of school officials.

But while meant to encourage openness and dialogue in the wake of high profile collegiate unrest nationwide, the rally revealed a darker side to the idyllic campus located in central Lancaster County.

Minority students there described encountering racial epithets and insensitivity from other students and even faculty, in classrooms and on social media.

Black Student Union president Samuel Brown said for him social media sites such as Yik Yak – a controversial and, for users, anonymous form of social networking and messaging – have often been the chosen venue or vehicle for discrimination and hate speech.

He said he has received threats and slurs via the app, with students hoping the “black student union would be destroyed here at Millersville University” and calling for him, as its president, to be hanged.