St. John Fisher has suspended its cheerleading squad after a video posted online shows some members saying the N-word while singing along with a rap song, the college’s president explains in a letter to students.
Fisher President Gerard Rooney writes that cheerleading activities have been suspended indefinitely.
A video posted to Twitter appears to show a group of women singing along with a verse from Meek Mill’s song “Dreams and Nightmares” in what appears to be a capture of a Snapchat video.
The lines in question, that the group recites, include the N-word three times.
The college says it is now investigating the incident.
“As a campus community, we will not support acts or behaviors that are not consistent with the values espoused in our mission statement and in the Fisher Creed,” Rooney adds.
The current controversy comes weeks after two other Fisher students were suspended after damaging a statue of Frederick Douglass in downtown Rochester.