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PULLMAN, 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.
  
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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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