The Black Student Union called for Dauntarius Williams to face criminal charges after law enforcement officials revealed Monday afternoon that Williams had confessed to vandalizing his own car with racist slurs and threats last Wednesday.
In a release shared on social media, the group said it is “appalled, disgusted and hurt by the false report and so-called ‘prank’ that Dauntarius Williams filed on November 1, 2017.”
The Official Statement from the Kansas State Black Student Union! pic.twitter.com/glce8qeNdb
— Black Student Union (@ksubsu) November 7, 2017
“We believe that criminal charges should be filed and this would be in the best interest of the Manhattan community,” the release stated. “The fact that an African American man committed this act should not undermine its effect on K-State students.
“The conduct of Mr. Williams does not negate the current racist and discriminatory actions that continue on our campus and in our community, state and nation,” the release continued. “Racism is systemic, visceral, complex and continuous.”
In the RCPD’s release, Williams apologized Monday for what he called “a Halloween prank that got out of hand.” It was not immediately clear why Williams made a police report Wednesday for the so-called prank.