Racist graffiti was found on a wall in Fulton Hall at Salisbury University in Maryland. The building houses classrooms, studios, and administrative offices. Several other incidents of racial graffiti have occurred on campus this fall. Some of the writings talked about the size of White and Black men’s sexual organs and another read, “so now we are protecting the coons.”
The latest incident included the threat of violence. The message scrawled on a stairway wall read: “Sandy Hook comes to SU. Kill niggers.” The writing apparently was referring to the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 people dead.
Charles A. Wight, president of Salisbury University issued a statement to the campus community that read in part: “I am personally outraged by these acts of racially and sexually charged vandalism, with the most recent evoking violence. They are abhorrent and do not reflect the core values of our University. Moreover, we have a responsibility as a university to address systemic issues of racism, and we need your help.”
Salisbury University on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, enrolls more than 7,500 undergraduate students and close to 1,000 graduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 14 percent of the undergraduate student body.