A Racial Incident on the Campus of Worcester State University in Massachusetts

A racial slur directed against African Americans was found on a window of a common area in a  residence hall at Worcester State University in Massachusetts.

n response to the incident of racial hate, the university issued a statement that read in part: “Worcester State condemns all forms of hatred, offensive language, symbols, or artifacts that disparage or otherwise target an individual, protected group, or diverse segment of our population. Worcester State is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff — regardless of background — can thrive.”

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

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