Racist Hate Message Found on the Campus of Kansas State University

Kansas State University recently opened its new Multicultural Student Center on campus. Weeks later, racist messages were found written on a white board at the center.

The message displayed at the center asked “Why do you celebrate Black History Month?” The answers to this question found on February 26 during Black History Month said “What history?” and “Because it’s a joke.”

The university issued a statement that read in part, “These actions are not in keeping with our values and do not support our goals of creating and sustaining a climate of respect for all students. The university condemns white nationalism as being in opposition to our values.  The hurtful act will not distract the center from its mission of bringing people together, supporting marginalized students and their opportunity to express themselves.”

According to published reports, many students were not satisfied with the university’s response.


Related Articles


  1. Right-wing conservative radio talk show host continue to perpetuate the line that blacks are in college horn low scores, and affirmative action. It drives many of these be they racist, jealous, envious, Whites,
    to take these kinds of actions.

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Johns Hopkins University Launches New Major and Center for Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism

The new Chloe Center for the Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism will provide research opportunities and educational events for the Johns Hopkins University community. As part of the new program, the university has announced a new undergraduate major in critical diaspora studies.

Chicago Library Receives $2 Million to Digitize Collection of African American History and Literature

The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection housed within the Chicago Public Library will soon be available online to the public thanks to a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Featured Jobs