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Cassandra Wright (@cassienwright)

One Twitter controversy for college Republicans at the University of Texas apparently wasn’t enough, so their new president gave them another one.

Cassandra Wright, who replaced Lauren Pierce (@laurenepierce) after she joked about assassinating President Obama, posted a tweet that critics called racist. The text of the tweet: “My president’s black, he snorts a lot of crack. Holla. #2012 #Obama.” Wright also sparked outrage for an earlier, racially tinged Facebook post.

Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly said the “embarrassing and offensive” tweet violates the student honor code. Wright responded to the story by tweeting a drug-related quote from Obama’s autobiography and retweeting vulgar and threatening tweets about her that people have written in response to the controversy.

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Lauren Pierce (@laurenepierce)

Lauren Pierce, president of the College Republicans at the University of Texas, said she “learned a very valuable” lesson after she tweeted a joke that while it may be “tempting” to assassinate President Obama, his critics shouldn’t do it because “we need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had!”

After ABC News noted her tweet, Pierce apologized, deleted the tweet, removed her photo from Twitter and locked her tweets from public view. “It’s never funny to joke about such a serious matter,” Pierce acknowledged. The Texas College Republicans called for her resignation over the tweet.

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