Racial Incident at Saint Louis University

SLU LogoSomeone accessed the computer that controlled a projector at the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. The projector casts an image on a large screen at the center. The perpetrators changed the text on the large screen to read: “Nazis rule fucking niggers and fags.” A week earlier, tealight candles were found outside a campus building arranged to configure a swastika.

In response, the Black Student Union on campus demanded that the university take steps to increase the number of Black students and Black faculty on campus and to require all students to take courses that deal in some way with “minority, marginalized, and/or disenfranchised” populations.

Interim President William Kauffman stated, “These are issues facing every college and university in this country. Given our mission and values, we must and will do everything we can to foster the most inclusive campus possible for every member of our community.”

Blacks make up about 7 percent of the student body at the university.

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