#RapedAtSpelman: Twitter account alleges Morehouse gang rape
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By: Carly Figueroa, Veuer
An anonymous Twitter account has caused two prestigious historically black colleges in Atlanta to launch investigations into a rape claim.
The disturbing tweets from user RapedAtSpelman recount the events of a Spelman College freshman attending a party with upperclassmen.
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She begins by writing, "This is my Freshman year at Spelman and my last year because I decided to leave after what happened to me."
The anonymous Freshman then went on to say she was raped by four students of Morehouse College, a brother school to Spelman.
After completing a rape kit at the school and waiting a month, she was contacted by the dean of public safety.
See reactions to the allegations below:
This thread is absolutely heart breaking. Black women DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SPEAK YOUR TRUTH! #rapedatspelman https://t.co/4XHwjVi4qr
I want justice for those who were #RapedAtSpelman and those who were #RapedByMorehouse. Sending you all my love and support.
As @Morehouse alum, I don't see #rapedbymorehouse or #rapedatspelman as attacks but calls to hold our administrations accountable
#RapedAtSpelman & #RapedByMorehouse go hand in hand, put your ego aside and listen to the actual victims instead of being defensive
I need my Morehouse brothers and sons to understand that #rapedbymorehouse is a call to end campus rape culture, not a universal indictment.
Black women are always silenced about the rapes from black men just so they won't "put another brotha down" #RapedByMorehouse
U gon' cape for HBCUs, but not cape 4 ur sisters and the mothers of your children? Disgusting. #RapedAtSpelman #RapedByMorehouse #Spelhouse
I am a graduate of @SpelmanCollege and the #rapedatSpelman story is no surprise to me, neither is the response of the deans of both school.
#rapedbymorehouse and #rapedatspelman is an opportunity for Black people to have a conversation about rape culture and patriarchy.
Black women should never be forced to choose between their blackness and their womanhood. #rapedatSpelman #rapedbyMorehouse
"We need awareness young brothas..." No. WE NEED FOLKS TO STOP RAPING US. #RapedByMorehouse #RapedAtSpelman
And the violence isn't always physical. Demanding that Black women remain silent is an act of violence.
it pains me most that my Spelman sisters feel silenced by the very institution that taught us to speak out #rapedbymorehouse #rapedatspelman
She recounted being told that Morehouse and Superman schools are "brother & sister so I should give them a pass."
She closed the horrifying account by saying, "Spelman has taught me to be a free thinking woman and also to be a woman who has to keep her mouths closed to protect her 'brothers.'"
Since the claims surfaced, Spelman's president, Dr. Mary Campbell, penned a letter to students expressing "heartbreak" and "outrage" and vowing to launch an investigation.
She then took to her Twitter account in an attempt to reach the anonymous user to hold a private meeting.
Morehouse's president also released a statement, saying they would be launching an investigation.
The troubling tweets have sparked student protests, as well as the hashtags #RapedAtSpelman and #RapedAtMorehouse.
The unknown student has since expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support.