SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former student is suing Washington State University over its handling of a 2015 racial incident.
Dominique Stewart, who is black, says she was humiliated on the night of Feb. 21, 2015, while waiting for a friend in front of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity in Pullman.
The lawsuit says a white member of the fraternity allegedly shouted racist and misogynistic slurs before slamming a door in Stewart’s face.
The Spokesman-Review says Stewart was 18 and a freshman at the time.
The lawsuit was filed last month in federal court in Western Washington. It claims that school officials engaged in “victim-blaming” and didn’t do enough to protect Stewart from a “viral upstir of racism” that followed.
Stewart graduated from WSU last year.
The student who made the slurs was expelled.