Campus Racial Incidents

Racial Slurs on a Car Near Kansas State University Were a Hoax

Racial Slurs on a Car Near Kansas State University Were a Hoax

Racial slurs were found scrawled on a car near the campus of Kansas State University. In addition to racial slurs, the phrases “go home,” “date your own kind,” Whites only,” and “die” were written on the car. It turns out that the Black man who owned the car wrote the slurs.

Student Expelled From the University of Hartford After Allegedly Harassing Black Roommate

Student Expelled From the University of Hartford After Allegedly Harassing Black Roommate

A White woman student at the University of Hartford in Connecticut was expelled from school and faces criminal charges after she posted on social media that she had done several things to intimidate her Black roommate.

Halloween Horrors: Students Put on Racist Costumes at Several Colleges and Universities

Halloween Horrors: Students Put on Racist Costumes at Several Colleges and Universities

It seems like every Halloween there are numerous incidents of college students dressing in racially insensitive costumes. This year is no different.

Two Incidents of Racial Hate at Framingham State University

Two Incidents of Racial Hate at Framingham State University

Racial slurs were found on posters hanging in a residence hall at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Two days later a racial slur was written in marker on the dormitory room door of two African American students.

Racial Incidents Lead to Student Protests on the Campus of Boston College

Racial Incidents Lead to Student Protests on the Campus of Boston College

Two Black Lives Matter posters were defaced on the campus of Boston College. Signs were later found on campus that showed a picture of Uncle Sam with the caption, “I want you to love who you are. Don’t apologize for being white.”

Many Instances of Racial Hate on College Campuses

Many Instances of Racial Hate on College Campuses

It didn’t take long for racial hate to rear its ugly head on college campus this fall. Hate crimes have occurred on a number of campuses.

White Supremacist Fliers Were Posted on the Webster University Campus

White Supremacist Fliers Were Posted on the Webster University Campus

Fliers promoting a White supremacist group were posted throughout the campus of Webster University in St. Louis. Blacks make up 16 percent of the undergraduate student body at the university.

Racist Flyers Are Posted on the Campus of Weber State University in Utah

Racist Flyers Are Posted on the Campus of Weber State University in Utah

The flyers were recruiting students to the Alt-Right movement and declared that “diversity is a code word for White genocide.”

University of Maryland Takes Steps to Combat Hate and Create a Safer Campus

University of Maryland Takes Steps to Combat Hate and Create a Safer Campus

In response to incidents of perceived racial bias on campus, the University of Maryland has announced an action plan to “combat hate and create a safer campus.”

Women's College in Georgia Confronts Its Racist Past

Women’s College in Georgia Confronts Its Racist Past

At Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, hazing rituals which included women in robes and blackface and wearing nooses around their necks continued into the late 20th century.

Princeton University Scholar Cancels Speaking Tour After Receiving Death Threats

Princeton University Scholar Cancels Speaking Tour After Receiving Death Threats

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University, cancelled a series of public events after she received death threats after she gave the commencement address at Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

Murder of Black Student Prompts University of Maryland to Take Action

Murder of Black Student Prompts University of Maryland to Take Action

Richard Wilbur Collins III, a 23-year-old Black man who had just been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army was stabbed to death on May 20 as he was waiting for an Uber driver at the University of Maryland College Park.

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head on Several College and University Campuses

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head on Several College and University Campuses

As series of racist incidents occurred on college campuses across the United States in recent days. Here are some examples.

Student Protests Grip the Campus of Salem College in North Carolina

Student Protests Grip the Campus of Salem College in North Carolina

The women’s college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has a student body that is 22 percent Black. The student protesters maintained that faculty had used the word “nigger” in class and claimed that the college “fosters a culture of racism, sexism, and elitism.”

North Carolina State University Establishes a Bias Incident Response Team

North Carolina State University Establishes a Bias Incident Response Team

The new organization encourages members of the community to report incidents of bias and offers support to victims of such incidents. The team does not conduct bias incident investigations, which will still be handed by law enforcement and other university authorities.

Anti-Defamation League Report Documents Rise in Hate Group Activity on College Campuses

Anti-Defamation League Report Documents Rise in Hate Group Activity on College Campuses

Since the beginning of the academic year last fall, there have been at least 107 incidents where White supremacist fliers have been posted on the campuses of colleges and universities across the United States.

White Supremacist Posters Put Up on Campus of Indiana University

White Supremacist Posters Put Up on Campus of Indiana University

The flyers portrayed the message of Identity Evropa, a White supremacist group that maintains a post office box in Oakdale, California.

Drexel University Scholar Comes Under Fire for a Satirical Tweet on "White Genocide"

Drexel University Scholar Comes Under Fire for a Satirical Tweet on “White Genocide”

George Ciccariello-Maher, an associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, came under fire when he posted a tweet on Twitter which read: “All I Want for Christmas Is White Genocide.”

Complaints Skyrocket at the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education

Complaints Skyrocket at the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education

In the 2016 fiscal year, there were 542 complaints involving allegations of racial harassment filed with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Of these, 198 involved complaints related to racial harassment at colleges and universities.

White Supremacists on College Campuses Emboldened by Trump Victory

White Supremacists on College Campuses Emboldened by Trump Victory

There has been a rash of racial incidents on college campuses in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.

Black Students at Penn Subjected to Racial Hate by an Off-Campus Group

Black Students at Penn Subjected to Racial Hate by an Off-Campus Group

Although the origins of the racist group text messages appear to have no connection whatsoever to the university, Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, quickly voiced her disgust.

Racial Slur Written on a Sidewalk at the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota

Racial Slur Written on a Sidewalk at the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota

The University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, enrolls about 6,100 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students. African Americans make up just 2 percent of the undergraduate student body.

More Racist Incidents on American College Campuses

More Racist Incidents on American College Campuses

Halloween season always produces its share of racist costumes on college campuses. This year was no exception.

Survey Finds Large Percentage of Graduate Students of Color at Yale Face Bias

Survey Finds Large Percentage of Graduate Students of Color at Yale Face Bias

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate at Yale University released a new survey that found that more than 70 percent of all Black graduate or professional students reported incidents of bias, harassment or discrimination.

University Students Find a Racist Message on Their Apartment Door

University Students Find a Racist Message on Their Apartment Door

A Black student at Louisiana State University found a racist message on her door at an off-campus apartment complex where many university students reside. Someone wrote “Go back 2 Africa Nigger monkeys” on a Halloween door ornament.

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism: Part III

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism: Part III

Incidents of racial hate continue to plague the campuses of American higher education. Here is a roundup of recent incidents at campuses across the United States.

Monument to Jefferson Davis Removed From Texas State University Campus

Monument to Jefferson Davis Removed From Texas State University Campus

The granite monument to Davis was erected 85 years ago in 1931 on land adjacent to a federal highway. The university acquired the land at a later date but the state Department of Transportation continued to hold the right-of-way for the parcel where the monument was placed.

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism: Part II

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism: Part II

Last week, JBHE reported on a series of racial incidents that occurred on college campuses across the country Unfortunately, more incidents have occurred in recent days.

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

As has been the case every year since JBHE was founded in 1993 incidents of racial hate continue to plague the campuses of American higher education. In recent days, there have been several incidents at campuses across the United States.

Race-Related Vandalism on the Campus of DePauw University in Indiana

Race-Related Vandalism on the Campus of DePauw University in Indiana

The nameplates on the dormitory doors of African American students at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, were ripped off in acts of vandalism. One Black student had a racist inscription written on the message board on her dormitory room.

Racist Incidents on the Campus of Western Kentucky University

Racist Incidents on the Campus of Western Kentucky University

An African American administrator had a racist note slipped under her office door and a racial slur was scratched onto to the finish of an African American student’s car.

Small Women's College in Missouri Facing a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Small Women’s College in Missouri Facing a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Three African American women who were on the basketball team alleged that the athletic director and woman’s basketball coach ridiculed them, punished them more severely than White players, and did not give them the playing time they deserved.

Image of President Obama in a Noose Appears on Board Member's Web Page

Image of President Obama in a Noose Appears on Board Member’s Web Page

George “Sonny” Yellott, a 76-year-old member of the board of directors of Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, was asked by fellow members of the board to resign.

Study Ranks Colleges Where Twitter Use Is the Most Derogatory Toward Blacks

Study Ranks Colleges Where Twitter Use Is the Most Derogatory Toward Blacks

Researchers at CollegeStats.org examined tweets on the social media platform Twitter made on or near the campuses of 1,537 colleges and universities. They found that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences had the highest percentage of content derogatory toward Blacks.

New Data on Hate Crimes on College and University Campuses

New Data on Hate Crimes on College and University Campuses

In 2013, there were 781 hate crimes on college and university campuses that were reported to police and other law enforcement agencies. Race was the most common motivation in these hate crime incidents.

Racially Offensive T-Shirts Made by Samford University Sorority

Racially Offensive T-Shirts Made by Samford University Sorority

A sorority at the Baptist university in Birmingham, Alabama, produced a T-shirt promoting its spring formal dance that had a map of the state of Alabama that included images of a Black man eating watermelon and slaves picking cotton.