A 14-year-old Black girl in North Carolina catfished her peers and exposed a racist group chat among her classmates.
Cenayia Edwards, a freshman at East Wake High School, said a white friend of hers told her about the alleged group chat, which prompted her to investigate.
“I was like, ‘Add me to it,’ because I wanted to see what they were talking about,” she said. “And I wanted to have proof that they were talking about this.”
After Edwards changed her avatar and was let into the chat, she discovered messages that included slavery references.
“Pullin triggers and shootin n****rs,” and “kill n****r babies,” some of the messages read.
Another post in the chat read “#bringslaveryback.”
One person in the chat, according to the local report, pondered over if they should make their screen name appear as “Black slayer.” Shocked by what she saw, Edwards tried to call out the chat, but others in the messages replied with a meme of a penguin holding a gun along with another message.
That person replied to Edwards’ profile “Shut up n****r.”
Edwards later told her parents about the incident, which led to calls for an investigation into the matter.
One Wake County Schools spokeswoman, Lisa Luten, and one Johnston County School spokesman, Nathanael Shelton, confirmed that the two districts are investigating who will be punished, per AP.
It’s unfortunate to think there are kids who were born in 2005 that are out here just as racist as Klan members in the 60s.