Two University of Connecticut students were arrested for saying racial slurs. They claim they weren’t saying them to anyone when they were recorded saying the offensive words.
Two white students were allegedly “playing a game” when they were captured on video by a black person shouting the racial slurs. Their arrests are prompting lawmakers to look at the law under which they were arrested.
The students were charged with a 1917 law that prohibits holding people up to ridicule based on a number of things such as race, religion and other factors. Many believe the law to be unconstitutional.
A bill has been proposed to rescind the law and a hearing is set for Friday.