Racist Graffiti at Goucher College in Baltimore Threatens African American Students

Racist graffiti was found written in a bathroom in a residence hall at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. The graffiti includes a swastika and the words “I’m gonna kill all niggers.” The graffiti was accompanied by a list of room numbers where African American students live.

In a statement, college officials said that “at this time and based on the information we currently have, it does seem that a member of the college community committed this act. While this incident has served as a harsh reminder that Goucher is not immune from abhorrent acts of hate and racism, we remain committed to supporting the victims in this matter.”

Students at the college held a rally to support Black students and to demand the college take appropriate action to ensure their safety. Four similar incidents had occurred at the college during the previous academic year. None of those cases have been solved.

Goucher College is a selective liberal arts educational institution with just over 1,500 undergraduate students and nearly 700 graduate students, according to the latest U.S. Department of Education data. African Americans make up 15 percent of the undergraduate student body.

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