K-State President condemns student tweet downplaying death of George Floyd


Kansas State University President Richard Myers has released a statement condemning a recent tweet from America First Students Campus President Jaden McNeil about George Floyd.

Myers’ statement reads “The insensitive comments posted by one K-State student hurts our entire community. These divisive statements do not represent for the values of our university. We condemn racism and bigotry in all its forms.”

On Thursday McNeil, a junior at Kansas State and in his Twitter bio states that he is “President and Founder of America First Students” which says they are a “Student Organization for strong borders, traditional families, the American worker, and Christian values.”, tweeted: “Congrats to George Floyd on being drug free for an entire month!”

The post has received backlash from a number of student athletes. Myers says the university is launching an immediate review of the university’s options.

Myers, Athletic Director Gene Taylor and Vice President of Student Life Thomas Lane have all condemned the actions of Mr. McNeil.


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