MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A diversity group at Gustavus Adolphus College has apologized for upsetting students following a social justice experiment that involved posters calling on white Americans to report “illegal aliens,” adding that they are criminals in a “white nation.”

The Gustavus Diversity Leadership Council, a student-run organization representing 21 groups on the St. Peter campus, says a subcommittee put up the provocative posters Monday on two campus buildings as part of a collaboration with a social justice troupe.

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The goal of the stunt was to start a dialogue on discrimination, as A-frames were put up along with the posters, advising passers-by on what they can do if they witness discrimination.

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However, some students only saw the posters, which were quickly torn down. Later, images of them appeared on social media, without the accompanying A-frames.

Student Angela Herrera was upset with the posters, telling SouthernMinnesotaNews.com that they didn’t take into account of the “real life feelings and experience the Latino community goes through.”

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In a Facebook post, the campus diversity organization says it understands that the language in the posters may be hurtful. “We apologize to those who were negatively impacted,” the organization said.