Racists Signs Posted on the Campus of the University of South Carolina

Racist flyers were posted on a display case outside the offices of the African American studies department at the University of South Carolina. The fliers partially obscured a display of photographs of important African Americans in South Carolina history.

One of the flyers read: “You stupid monkeys handed Trump the White House, the minute you handed Hillary the nomination.” The second flyer stated in part, “Dumb Black Asses just pull the lever for whomever the party machine says to.”

A university spokesperson stated that “we strive to create a campus built on the tenets of the Carolina Creed, inclusivity and respect for all. These racist messages run contrary to who we are and have no place at Carolina.”

At a meeting of about 300 students, some alleged that the university was not doing enough to make the university a welcoming place for Black students. African Americans make up about 9 percent of the undergraduate student body at the flagship campus in Columbia.

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