Race Relations on Campus Database

Periodically, JBHE Weekly Bulletin will publish a selection of racial incidents that have occurred on the campuses of colleges and universities. Here are the latest incidents:

• A black student at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, claims that a racial slur was yelled at him by white members of a fraternity. The black student was running in a race around campus when he heard the word “nigger” yelled at him. The black student also claims the white students threatened him.

Blacks are about 7 percent of the 1,350 undergraduate students on campus. (Lexington Herald-Leader, 2-13-11)

• A racial slur was painted on a sculpture outside a residence hall on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia. An 18-year-old white man was arrested in connection with the incident. (Kansas City Star, 2-14-11)

• Racial slurs were found written in chalk on three sidewalks on the campus of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. The graffiti was written on walkways near the university’s main quad. (Birmingham News, 2-9-11)

• A white professor at Murray State University in Kentucky was suspended without pay after he allegedly made a disparaging comment to an African-American student. The student arrived after class had begun and the professor reportedly remarked, “Slaves never showed up on time.”

After the incident was publicized, the white professor resigned from the university. (Associated Press, 2-16-11)