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10,000 Texas A&M Students Write Letters Against Racism

University officials are trying to determine which Aggie students on Feb. 9 may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to the visitors.

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    10,000 Texas A&M Students Write Letters Against Racism
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    Texas A&M campus in College Station

    Thousands of Texas A&M students have written letters disavowing racism after some minority high school students visiting campus say they were taunted.

    Organizers hope to send 10,000 handwritten letters to students from Uplift Hampton Preparatory Academy in Dallas who toured A&M last week.

    Letter-writing stations were set up Monday on the College Station campus in the Student Government Association-supported effort against racism.

    University officials are trying to determine which Aggie students on Feb. 9 may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to the visitors. Two black high school students say they were confronted.

    Student Body President Joseph Benigno says the letters are meant to show that A&M stands up for what's right. University fraternity and sorority members wrote more than 6,000 letters.