Campus Racial Incidents

Three Racial Discrimination Suits Filed Against North Carolina Central University

Three Racial Discrimination Suits Filed Against North Carolina Central University

One White faculty member says he was fired because of his race and a Latina faculty member says she was passed over for promotion and paid significantly less than Black faculty with lesser qualifications.

Incoming Boston University Scholar's Tweets on Race Create Controversy

Incoming Boston University Scholar’s Tweets on Race Create Controversy

Saida Grundy has been hired as an assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at Boston University. But her comments on Twitter about White males have angered some in the BU community.

Racial Slurs Written on Residence Hall Bulletin Board at Miami University in Ohio

Racial Slurs Written on Residence Hall Bulletin Board at Miami University in Ohio

The offensive writings, admitted to by two first-year male students, included anti-Semitic, anti-women, homophobic, and racial slurs.

Two White Faculty Members Sue Alabama State University

Two White Faculty Members Sue Alabama State University

The suit alleges that faculty search committees have been told to only consider Black applicants and that “only Black professors should teach Black students.”

Racial Incident at the University of South Carolina

Racial Incident at the University of South Carolina

In a photograph distributed widely on the internet, a student at the University of South Carolina is seen writing a list of “Reasons Why USC WiFi Blows.” At the top of the list was a racial slur.

Racist Drawings Found on the Campus of SUNY-Purchase

Racist Drawings Found on the Campus of SUNY-Purchase

Drawings of swastikas and nooses were found drawn on the walls of three residence halls at the State University of New York campus in Purchase. Blacks make up 8 percent of the undergraduate student body at the college.

Racist Graffiti Found on the Campus of Connecticut College

Racist Graffiti Found on the Campus of Connecticut College

Racist graffiti was found in the first floor bathrooms of the Crozier-Williams building on the campus of Connecticut College in New London.

Bucknell University Expels Three Students for Racist Comments

Bucknell University Expels Three Students for Racist Comments

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, has expelled three students who were said to have made racist comments on a local radio broadcast.

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head at Duke University

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head at Duke University

A racist chant recently appeared on a video of SAE fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma. Now a Duke University student says she was subjected to the same song as she walked across campus. Then a noose was found hanging from a tree on the Duke campus.

Black Students Issue Set of Demands to Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

Black Students Issue Set of Demands to Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

The Black students want the university to place greater emphasis on campus diversity and to hire psychologists and advisers to help Black students cope with campus life.

Black Students Called "Apes" During a Protest March at the University of Washington

Black Students Called “Apes” During a Protest March at the University of Washington

One Black student said he heard several racial slurs as he marched past the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. The chapter president of the fraternity claimed the remarks were not made by members of the fraternity.

Racist Comments on Social Media Attributed to American University Students

Racist Comments on Social Media Attributed to American University Students

Racist comments were allegedly made by students at American University in Washington, D.C., on the social media app Yik Yak.

Students Appeared in KKK Uniforms at Wheaton College

Students Appeared in KKK Uniforms at Wheaton College

Football players at Wheaton College in Illinois participating in an off-season team-building event, presented a skit that had team members dressed up in Ku Klux Klan uniforms and carrying Confederate flags.

Student Expelled From a Sorority at the University of Alabama for Using Racial Slur

Student Expelled From a Sorority at the University of Alabama for Using Racial Slur

The Chi Omega sorority at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa has expelled a member who used a racial slur in the caption of a photograph on Snapchat.

Video Shows University of Oklahoma Students Singing Racist Song

Video Shows University of Oklahoma Students Singing Racist Song

A video surfaced that reportedly showed members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song.

Racist Graffiti on the Campus of The Lincoln University

Racist Graffiti on the Campus of The Lincoln University

A vandal or vandals spray-painted a racial slur on a sign at the entrance to The Lincoln University, a historically Black educational institution in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Dixie State University Returns Controversial Statue of Conferderate Soldiers to Artist

Dixie State University Returns Controversial Statue of Conferderate Soldiers to Artist

Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, has returned a statue depicting two Confederate soldiers, a Confederate flag, and a horse to the original artist.

Racial Slur Written on a Birthday Cake at the University of Maryland

Racial Slur Written on a Birthday Cake at the University of Maryland

A birthday cake was presented to a member of the Delta Gama sorority at the University of Maryland. Written on the stand supporting the cake was a racial slur. Photographs of the cake were posted on Instagram.

Racial Incidents at the University of Massachusetts

Racial Incidents at the University of Massachusetts

Racist messages were scrawled on dormitory room doors at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Black student said she was confronted by a White male who shouted “White Power!” at her and her friends.

Lehigh University Settles Racial Harassment Complaint

Lehigh University Settles Racial Harassment Complaint

The Department of Education has announced that Lehigh University has signed a voluntary resolution agreement to resolve a complaint filed by an alumna after a multicultural dormitory on campus was vandalized.

Colgate University Students Protest Racism on Campus

Colgate University Students Protest Racism on Campus

A large group of students held a peaceful demonstration in the administration building at Colgate University protesting acts of racism and bias that occurred on campus and by Colgate students on social media.

Soccer Player at Syracuse University Suspended After Racial Rant Captured on Video

Soccer Player at Syracuse University Suspended After Racial Rant Captured on Video

A women’s soccer player at Syracuse University in New York was suspended from the team after a video surfaced showing her using racial slurs. The university is investigating the incident.

Racist Posters Appear on the Campus of York University in Toronto

Racist Posters Appear on the Campus of York University in Toronto

The posters showed photographs of York students in the 1960s. All of the students in the photographs are white. A more recent photo showing a diverse group of students contained the caption, “Soon Whites will be the minority.”

The Good News and Bad News on Sororities at the University of Alabama

The Good News and Bad News on Sororities at the University of Alabama

This year 21 Black women were offered bids to join sororities at the University of Alabama. But Black women were just 1 percent of all new sororities members. The process was further tainted by a sorority member’s posting of a photograph with a racist caption.

UCLA Settles a Racial Profiling Claim by a Los Angeles Judge

UCLA Settles a Racial Profiling Claim by a Los Angeles Judge

Judge David S. Cunningham said he was was shoved against his car, handcuffed, and placed in the back of a police cruiser. He filed a $10 million claim against UCLA for excessive force and racial profiling.

Black Woman Scholar Earns $75,000 in Settlement of Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Black Woman Scholar Earns $75,000 in Settlement of Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Stephanie Dellande claimed that she was denied tenure and denied promotion to associate professor at Chapman University in California because she is an African American. The university settled the suit for $75,000.

White Professor Sues Alabama State University for Race Discrimination

White Professor Sues Alabama State University for Race Discrimination

The White professor claims that many White applicants were not seriously considered for employment because of their race and that faculty members and administrators had remarked that only African Americans were “suited” to teach at HBCUs.

San Jose State University Expels Three Students Who Were Charged With Hate Crimes

San Jose State University Expels Three Students Who Were Charged With Hate Crimes

Last November, the White students were accused of barricading a Black student in his room, displaying a Confederate flag, writing the word “nigger” on a white board in a common area, and attaching a metal bicycle lock around his neck.

Racial Incident at Saint Louis University

Racial Incident at Saint Louis University

Someone accessed the computer that controlled a projector at the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and wrote a racist message that appeared on a large screen at the center.

Artist Agrees to Redo Mural After Objections to His Depiction of Vanderbilt's New Football Coach

Artist Agrees to Redo Mural After Objections to His Depiction of Vanderbilt’s New Football Coach

Critics of the mural stated that Mason’s image reminded them of the minstrel era when African Americans were portrayed with darkened skin and white lips to exaggerate racial differences.

Faculty Member Files Racial Complaint Against Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Faculty Member Files Racial Complaint Against Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Dr. Carlos Minor states that he had been assigned to teach a course load that is double that of many of his colleagues and that his department chair treated him in a racist manner.

African American Ole Miss Student Is a Victim of a Race-Related Attack

African American Ole Miss Student Is a Victim of a Race-Related Attack

A Black woman student says she was doused with an alcoholic beverage by a group of men in a truck. One of the occupants of the truck called her a “Black nigger.”

Ole Miss Offers $25,000 Reward for Information on Who Vandalized James Meredith Statue

Ole Miss Offers $25,000 Reward for Information on Who Vandalized James Meredith Statue

A noose and an old Georgia state flag containing the Confederate Stars & Bars was placed over the statue of James Meredith on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The two perpetrators were heard yelling racial slurs.

Black Groups at the University of Minnesota Seek to End Racial Descriptions in Crime Alerts

Black Groups at the University of Minnesota Seek to End Racial Descriptions in Crime Alerts

Several African American organizations at the University of Minnesota joined in sending an appeal to the university administration to stop using descriptions of race when issuing crime alerts on campus.

Fraternity at Arizona State University Has Charter Revoked After It Held an "MLK Black Party"

Fraternity at Arizona State University Has Charter Revoked After It Held an “MLK Black Party”

Pictures posted online from the Martin Luther King Black Party showed party goers dressed in basketball jerseys, flashing gang signs, and drinking from watermelon cups.

Hiring of Black Football Coach Causes a Stir at the Univerity of Texas

Hiring of Black Football Coach Causes a Stir at the Univerity of Texas

When the University of Texas hired Charlie Strong as its first African American head football coach, the university’s major benefactor called the selection “a kick in the face.”