- Feb 22, 2013
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Their name fits.
The Black Menaces, a group of students known for posting videos asking their white classmates questions about race, identity and politics, are expanding their organization to campuses across the United States.
The students, who attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, have amassed 725,000 followers on TikTok since launching their account in February. Their videos show them asking their white classmates questions like, “Would you date someone who is bisexual” and “What do you do to combat racism?”
The group — made up of Sebastian Stewart-Johnson, Nate Byrd, Kylee Shepherd, Kennethia Dorsey and Rachel Weaver — announced the news in a video on Wednesday.
"We want a Menace chapter at every predominantly white institution and university in the country," Shepherd says in the video, which is captioned "EMAIL US TO START ONE WHEREVER YOU ARE."
In a recent interview with NBC News, Stewart-Johnson elaborated on the plans, noting that the group is officially creating chapters at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, Tulane University and San Francisco State University.