Trigger warning: This article includes original language used in hate speech.
Incidents of hate speech on campus have continued to occur since the first cases were discovered in the Science Center on Feb. 9. Though not exhaustive, the Review has attempted to compile an ongoing list of acts of hate speech on campus.
Week of Feb. 9: Notes containing hate speech, at least one of which contained a swastika, were found in faculty mailboxes in Rice Hall.
Feb. 9: Vandalism in the Science Center included the replacement of “Black” with “Nigger” on Black History Month posters, drawings of swastikas, damage to the “Year of the Queer” posters and reported destruction of the Chinese calendar.
Feb. 11: Two signs containing hate speech were found near North dormitory. One was stuck in a doorjamb and contained the message "Black History Month? Nigger Please!" and a swastika. The other, found in a nearby bush, contained a racial slur.
Feb. 12: LGBTQ Community Coordinator Lorena Espinoza found a note in the Multicultural Resource Center that read “Nigger + Faggot Center.”
Feb. 16: Students found a number of offensive notes written around Burton Hall. “Whites Only” was written above a water fountain, “Nigger Oven” was written inside the elevator and “No Niggers” was written on a bathroom door.
Feb. 17: The Office of Safety and Security released a Special Alert of a strong-arm robbery of a student near West College Street and Cedar Street. The student reported that he was approached by an individual who made a derogatory remark about his perceived ethnicity and then physically knocked him to the ground.
Feb. 26: Posters were defaced in King Building including those advertising Year of the Queer and the Affirmative Action panel, at least one of which had a swastika drawn on it.
Feb. 27: A swastika drawn onto the outside window of West Lecture Hall in the Science Center was seen being removed by custodial staff.
Mar. 4: Several students reported being chased and harassed with obscenities by unidentified individuals in vehicles between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. In one instance, two occupants got out of their vehicle and began approaching the student.
If you are aware of other or new incidents of hate speech, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with details and documentation.