In the wake of an online threat against Howard University and its students, as well as ongoing racial tension at the University of Missouri, students at Bowie State University have rallied against the painting of a swastika on campus.
Campus police photographed the graffiti, which was removed by campus staff.The historically black school says the graffiti was discovered on a column on the patio of the Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center.
“It’s not something that we take lightly. It’s a threat to the safety of our campus,” senior TeAna Brown told Fox5.
Yet Brown says she feels safe on campus.
“Especially now,” says Brown. “If we had swept it under the rug, I would be concerned.”
In a statement, Artie Travis, vice president for student affairs said: “This imagery symbolizes deep racial hatred and discrimination that goes against the core values of Bowie State University. … We support those students who have decided to rally in opposition to hate speech.”
Campus and Prince George’s County Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
DC Approves SNAP Benefit Increase Following Legal Pressure
Assistant Police Chief of DC Announces Retirement
Montgomery County Offers Free Tax Help For Income-Eligible Residents
Finalized: Former Wizards Forward Rui Hachimura Now A Los Angeles Laker
2024 Urban One Honors Celebrates the BEST IN BLACK! ✨
Lecrae, Tye Tribbett & Kirk Franklin Among 2024 Gospel Grammy Winners
Text & Title 1-28-24
WPRS/WYCB Are Giving A Black History Salute To Churches In The DMV [Submit Your Church Here]