Campus Racial Incidents

White Supremacists on College Campuses Emboldened by Trump Victory

White Supremacists on College Campuses Emboldened by Trump Victory

There has been a rash of racial incidents on college campuses in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.

Black Students at Penn Subjected to Racial Hate by an Off-Campus Group

Black Students at Penn Subjected to Racial Hate by an Off-Campus Group

Although the origins of the racist group text messages appear to have no connection whatsoever to the university, Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, quickly voiced her disgust.

Racial Slur Written on a Sidewalk at the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota

Racial Slur Written on a Sidewalk at the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota

The University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, enrolls about 6,100 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students. African Americans make up just 2 percent of the undergraduate student body.

More Racist Incidents on American College Campuses

More Racist Incidents on American College Campuses

Halloween season always produces its share of racist costumes on college campuses. This year was no exception.

Survey Finds Large Percentage of Graduate Students of Color at Yale Face Bias

Survey Finds Large Percentage of Graduate Students of Color at Yale Face Bias

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate at Yale University released a new survey that found that more than 70 percent of all Black graduate or professional students reported incidents of bias, harassment or discrimination.

University Students Find a Racist Message on Their Apartment Door

University Students Find a Racist Message on Their Apartment Door

A Black student at Louisiana State University found a racist message on her door at an off-campus apartment complex where many university students reside. Someone wrote “Go back 2 Africa Nigger monkeys” on a Halloween door ornament.

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism: Part III

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism: Part III

Incidents of racial hate continue to plague the campuses of American higher education. Here is a roundup of recent incidents at campuses across the United States.

Monument to Jefferson Davis Removed From Texas State University Campus

Monument to Jefferson Davis Removed From Texas State University Campus

The granite monument to Davis was erected 85 years ago in 1931 on land adjacent to a federal highway. The university acquired the land at a later date but the state Department of Transportation continued to hold the right-of-way for the parcel where the monument was placed.

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism: Part II

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism: Part II

Last week, JBHE reported on a series of racial incidents that occurred on college campuses across the country Unfortunately, more incidents have occurred in recent days.

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

As has been the case every year since JBHE was founded in 1993 incidents of racial hate continue to plague the campuses of American higher education. In recent days, there have been several incidents at campuses across the United States.

Race-Related Vandalism on the Campus of DePauw University in Indiana

Race-Related Vandalism on the Campus of DePauw University in Indiana

The nameplates on the dormitory doors of African American students at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, were ripped off in acts of vandalism. One Black student had a racist inscription written on the message board on her dormitory room.

Racist Incidents on the Campus of Western Kentucky University

Racist Incidents on the Campus of Western Kentucky University

An African American administrator had a racist note slipped under her office door and a racial slur was scratched onto to the finish of an African American student’s car.

Small Women's College in Missouri Facing a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Small Women’s College in Missouri Facing a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Three African American women who were on the basketball team alleged that the athletic director and woman’s basketball coach ridiculed them, punished them more severely than White players, and did not give them the playing time they deserved.

Image of President Obama in a Noose Appears on Board Member's Web Page

Image of President Obama in a Noose Appears on Board Member’s Web Page

George “Sonny” Yellott, a 76-year-old member of the board of directors of Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, was asked by fellow members of the board to resign.

Study Ranks Colleges Where Twitter Use Is the Most Derogatory Toward Blacks

Study Ranks Colleges Where Twitter Use Is the Most Derogatory Toward Blacks

Researchers at CollegeStats.org examined tweets on the social media platform Twitter made on or near the campuses of 1,537 colleges and universities. They found that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences had the highest percentage of content derogatory toward Blacks.

New Data on Hate Crimes on College and University Campuses

New Data on Hate Crimes on College and University Campuses

In 2013, there were 781 hate crimes on college and university campuses that were reported to police and other law enforcement agencies. Race was the most common motivation in these hate crime incidents.

Racially Offensive T-Shirts Made by Samford University Sorority

Racially Offensive T-Shirts Made by Samford University Sorority

A sorority at the Baptist university in Birmingham, Alabama, produced a T-shirt promoting its spring formal dance that had a map of the state of Alabama that included images of a Black man eating watermelon and slaves picking cotton.

Racial Incidents Reported on Three University Campuses

Racial Incidents Reported on Three University Campuses

According to reports, a White student at Towson University in Maryland made disparaging comments to a Black employee. Racist posters were found near the entrance to the student center at Boston University and a Black student at the University of Iowa said he was beaten by three White men who used a racial slur.

Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Wisconsin Responds to a Racial Incident

Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Wisconsin Responds to a Racial Incident

After an African American student at the University of Wisconsin found a racist note that had been slid under her dormitory room door, vice provost Patrick Sims posted an emotional video on YouTube.

Race-Related Assault Reported on the Campus of East Carolina University

Race-Related Assault Reported on the Campus of East Carolina University

A 19-year-old White student from Charlotte was arrested on charges of simple assault and ethnic intimidation. According to police reports, the White student used a racial slur during the assault of a Black man on campus.

Racist Graffiti Painted on the Walls of a Chapel at Northwestern University

Racist Graffiti Painted on the Walls of a Chapel at Northwestern University

The graffiti included swastikas, a slur directed at African Americans, and the name “Trump.” Two White first-year students were arrested and charged with felony hate crime violations.

Michigan State Establishes an Anti-Bias Unit Within Its University Police Force

Michigan State Establishes an Anti-Bias Unit Within Its University Police Force

Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor, a 26-veteran of the police force, will lead the new anti-bias unit. It is believed to be one of the first such units among university police forces across the nation.

New Documentary Film Examines Race Relations on College Campuses

New Documentary Film Examines Race Relations on College Campuses

The documentary film Remixing Colorblind is the work of Sheena Howard, an assistant professor of communication at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Fairfield University Students Hold a "Ghetto-Themed" Party

Fairfield University Students Hold a “Ghetto-Themed” Party

Photos posted on the internet showed Fairfield University students wearing baggy clothes, gold chains, and fake baby bumps while drinking 40-ounce beers at an off-campus party.

University of California, Davis Student Assaulted in Alleged Hate Crime Incident

University of California, Davis Student Assaulted in Alleged Hate Crime Incident

An African American student at the University of California, Davis alleges she was assaulted as she walked near her residence at UC Davis West Village in what police are calling a hate crime.

Black High School Students Touring Texas A&M Campus Accosted With Racial Slurs

Black High School Students Touring Texas A&M Campus Accosted With Racial Slurs

According to their campus tour guide and an official from the preparatory school, the Black students were accosted by a group of White students who used racial slurs and told then to “go back where you came from.”

Three Black Women Attacked on a Bus at the University at Albany

Three Black Women Attacked on a Bus at the University at Albany

Three Black women students at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System said they were confronted by racial slurs and attacked by a group of White men and women on a local bus.

Diversity Chief at Missouri State University Is Stepping Down

Diversity Chief at Missouri State University Is Stepping Down

After allegations that Kenneth Coopwood had been treated unfairly due to his race and a university investigation that determined he had not been discriminated against, Dr. Coopwood decided to resign.

Tillman Hall Controversy Continues at Clemson University

Tillman Hall Controversy Continues at Clemson University

Recently, graffiti was written on two adjoining outside walls of the building named in 1946 for segregationist-era senator and governor “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman. The spray-painted graffiti read: “Rename Tillman Hall” and “Stop Honoring Tillman.”

Racial Slur Published in the Annual Report of Lawrence University

Racial Slur Published in the Annual Report of Lawrence University

After the annual report was published, an alumnus of the university noticed that in a photograph of university officials a racial slur had been written in chalk on the wall behind the executives.

Kutztown University Bans Confederate Flags and Then Reconsiders

Kutztown University Bans Confederate Flags and Then Reconsiders

Kutztown University, a campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, announced a policy that banned Confederate flags and swastikas in students’ dormitory rooms. Days later the university backtracked on the ban.

Duke University to Study How It Deals With Bias and Hate on Campus

Duke University to Study How It Deals With Bias and Hate on Campus

Duke University has created a task force that will be charged with a broad review of Duke’s policies, practices and culture as they pertain to bias and hate in the Duke student experience.

Racial Slur Found on Restroom Door at the University of Iowa

Racial Slur Found on Restroom Door at the University of Iowa

A message containing a racial slur was found carved on the inside of a bathroom door in the Spence Laboratories on the campus of the University of Iowa.

University of Kansas Faculty Member Placed on Leave After Allegedly Using Racial Slur in Class

University of Kansas Faculty Member Placed on Leave After Allegedly Using Racial Slur in Class

In a letter to the campus community, students in the class stated that the assistant professor said, “As a White woman I just never have seen the racism…It’s not like I see ‘Nigger’ spray painted on walls.”

Black Student at Lewis & Clark College Says He Was Beaten by Whites Yelling Racial Slurs

Black Student at Lewis & Clark College Says He Was Beaten by Whites Yelling Racial Slurs

The attack on the Lewis & Clark campus in Portland, Oregon, came days after several racist statements threatening Black students appeared on the social media app Yik-Yak. One post stated, “I just want to hang you ignorant Black people.”

After Campus Protests, a Backlash of Racist Incidents Occur on College Campuses

After Campus Protests, a Backlash of Racist Incidents Occur on College Campuses

It comes as no surprise that in the aftermath of campus protests on issues dealing with race, there has been a backlash, with several race-related incidents occurring on campuses across the nation.