A black girl pretended to be white and joined a group chat her white peers created to prove they were racist.
A 14-year-old black student from North Carolina catfished her white peers by changing her profile picture and name on social media to infiltrate a group chat they created.
Cenayia Edwards, a freshman at East Wake High School said a white friend of hers told her about the group chat, and she wanted to investigate to get proof of how they act.
After Edwards changed her profile photo and name, she told her friend to add her to the group chat.
“I was like, ‘Add me to it,’ because I wanted to see what they were talking about. And I wanted to have proof that they were talking about this.”
After Edwards was added, she found an enormous amount of racist comments, which included phrases like:
“Pullin triggers and shootin n***ers,” “kill n***er babies,” “Pick that cotton, you black son of a b**ch”
Another one of the messages read:
At one point during the chat, one of the members wondered if they should change their name to “Black Slayer”. Edwards was so shocked that she tried to call out the chat for being racist, and one of the members replied to her with a penguin-holding-a-gun meme saying:
“Shut up n****r.”
Edwards says she was shocked to find out she knew the girl who created the group chat, implying she didn’t think that the girl would be that kind of person. The girl who created the group chat wasn’t publically named.
Wake County Schools spokeswoman, Lisa Luten, and Johnston County School spokesman, Nathanael Shelton, confirmed that the two districts are investigating the racist incident and trying to find the students who will be punished.
Today, Cecelia Edwards, Cenayia Edwards’ mother held a press conference, broadcasted on the local news and read out the racist message screenshots her daughter managed to get from the chat, and called for action against the students, and demanded they be punished immediately.