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UMD to host forums on racist, sexist email this week

University of Maryland, College Park students will host a forum on campus Tuesday evening to discuss a racist, sexist email that circulated around campus earlier this month.

Other forums, including one that President Wallace Loh will attend, are in the works for later in the week, Student Government Association president Patrick Ronk said.

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The forum will be held in the Nyumburu Cultural Center at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by groups including Community Roots and the Asian American Student Union.

The email, which used racial slurs and sexist language, was allegedly written by a fraternity member and circulated on social media prior to spring break last week. Loh condemned the email and said he wanted to spark a campus-wide discussion about issues of racism and sexual assault.

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