Racist comments were allegedly made by students at American University in Washington, D.C., on the social media app Yik Yak.
Campus Racial Incidents
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.
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.
A video surfaced that reportedly showed members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song.
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 in St. George, Utah, has returned a statue depicting two Confederate soldiers, a Confederate flag, and a horse to the original artist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The investigation was implemented following a complaint filed by an alumna of the university after an incident on campus in November where a multicultural dormitory was vandalized with eggs and racist graffiti.
Shirley N. Weber, a Democrat Assemblywoman from San Diego and a former professor at San Diego State University, will chair a 15-member commission investigating hate crimes on state university campuses.
Don Matthews filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education contending racial bias against Black faculty. Then in a silent protest, he refused to speak during classes.
Vandals wrote racial slurs on book covers, walls, and desks in the African American studies section of the library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
When the University of Cincinnati’s only African American dean resigned his post, students protested the lack of diversity on campus. The university has taken some steps to address the issue.
Shannon Gibney, a professor of English and African diaspora studies at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, received a letter of reprimand for creating “a hostile learning environment” for White students.
The students at the university in Cleveland, Tennessee, apologized for their behavior, saying they did not consider that their actions might be seen as offensive to members of the campus community.
A racial slur was written in chalk on the sidewalk on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a member of the student senate used the same slur while speaking before the student government body.
The White students are accused of barricading the 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.
The Umoja House residence hall on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is the home to 28 multicultural students. The house was egged and vandalized with racial slurs including the word “nigger.”
A White administrator at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, has resigned after several recordings in which he made inappropriate remarks were placed on YouTube.