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. The posters promoting the university’s Black Student Union were defaced with the words “Niggers Club.” Two days later the words “Niggers live here” were written on the dormitory room door of two African American students. There are no surveillance cameras in the hallways of the dormitory.

“This behavior is unacceptable and we are going to do everything within our power to determine who is responsible and hold them accountable,” said F. Javier Cevallos, president of Framingham State University. “It is our highest priority for students to feel welcome, respected and safe on campus.”

“The best way to stand up to this type of vile behavior is by uniting as a community against it,” President Cevallos said in a letter to the campus community. “To those students who feel targeted by these actions, we are here for you.”

Framingham State University in located West of Boston. It enrolls nearly 6,000 students. African Americans are 10 percent of the undergraduate student body.

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