About 200 members of Purdue University’s student body, staff and faculty marched from the Purdue Black Cultural Center to Hovde Hall Monday, in protest of racially charged vandalism at the university. The march was aimed at alerting Purdue’s top administrators and President Mitch Daniels to what organizers believe are recurring ignorance and racism at Purdue. / By Michael Heinz/Journal & Couri.
Phrase ‘white supremacy’ scrawled on mirror at Purdue’s Black Cultural Center found to be mistake. Police: Teacher wrote on paper, which bled through
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An act of perceived racism that prompted a march for equality on the campus of Purdue University on Monday has been determined to be a misunderstanding, the school said.
The phrase “white supremacy” was found scrawled on a mirror at Purdue’s Black Cultural Center on Thursday, prompting an investigation by campus police.
A group of concerned students, faculty and staff held a peaceful march through campus Monday morning to bring attention to the issue of racism at Purdue.
However, it was later determined that a professor who was teaching a race relations seminar had written the offensive phrase with a marker on a large sticky note, which then bled through to the mirror, police said.
Tyrell Connor, who marched Monday, said more needs to be done at Purdue.
"We were aware that the case was still under investigation, and are happy that this particular case was not an act of hate, but we were marching for ALL the acts of hate, not just one," he said in an email.
The phrase has since been removed.
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Defacement of anti-racism poster deemed hate crime by Purdue police
The incident — someone wrote a racial slur and a stick figure drawing of a body hanging from a tree on a placard — is being treated as a hate crime. It likely occurred about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to a statement released by Purdue.
A march and demonstration took place Monday. The march was triggered by an incident that protest organizers believed was an act of racial vandalism at Purdue’s Black Cultural Center. Police, however, said the words “white supremacy” were unintentional. Purdue released a statement Monday stating that an instructor teaching an interactive seminar wrote the words on a large sticky note attached to the mirror during a discussion.
Still, demonstrators staged a spirited demonstration in which students and faculty members spoke about a lack of equality at Purdue, cited past incidents of discriminatory vandalism and urged officials to do more.
The incident is being treated as a hate crime, according to Purdue, “since property was altered or destroyed and the conduct was apparently motivated by bias.”
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