NDSU President condemns racist, homophobic messages posted by North Dakota Young Republicans group

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota State University's new President is condemning racist and homophobic comments posted by members of North Dakota Young Republicans.

Dr. David Cook sent a campus wide email Tuesday afternoon with a video saying the comments don't reflect NDSU's values. The messages were recently reported from a group chat among NDYR members.

This comes on the heels of similar messages being sent to member of the Fargo School Board in the wake of their initial decision to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from board meetings, only to reinstate it nine days later.

NDYR is a professional arm of the North Dakota Republican Party, who has not officially commented yet on what was said in the message boards.