National Institute on Aging

Racist Banner Unfurled on an Overpass at the University of California, Davis

Four white men wearing black clothing and masks displayed a banner over the Highway 113 bicycle overpass on the campus of the University of California, Davis that contained racist and antisemitic statements. A similar incident occurred the previous weekend. University police have determined this to be a hate incident of concern to the campus community.

“We are sickened that anyone would invest any time in such cowardly acts of hate and intimidation,” said Gary S. May, chancellor of the University of California, Davis. “They have no place here. We encourage our community to stand against antisemitism and racism. Our Principles of Community remind us to strive to build and maintain a culture based on mutual respect and caring. White supremacy, hate, and intimidation have no place here.”

African Americans are 2 percent of the more than 31,000-member undergraduate student body at the university.


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