A Racial Incident on the Campus of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts

Students at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, held a sit-in at an administration building after a racist incident on campus. More than 100 students participated in the sit-in at Frost Hall.

The demonstration was called for after an incident in which a pro-Black Lives Matter T-shirt with the phrase “Yes they do” on the front was defaced with a racist slur and placed on a table in the laundry room in a campus dormitory.

A college spokesman stated that the incident is being investigated by college police and town officials have been included in the investigation. The incident is being treated as a hate crime.

Gordon College is a private Christian college about 25 miles from Boston. The college enrolls about 1,500 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students, according to the most recent data submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 4 percent of the undergraduate student body.


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