Racial Slurs Found on a Board at the Elizabethtown College Student Center

A racial slur was found written on a board on the second floor of the Baugher Student Center at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. The next day, another racial slur was found at the same location.

A statement from the college’s Bias Incident Task Force emailed to the campus community read in part: “These senseless and hurtful acts are not tolerated at Etown. We continue to stand by our Black and African American community and our student groups, Noir and NAACP, and are strongly committed to ensuring a safe and open campus environment at Etown. Campus Safety and College administration are taking these incidents very seriously and are investigating.”

The college enrolls just over 1,700 undergraduate students and nearly 300 graduate students, according to the most recent data furnished to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up just 3 percent of the undergraduate student body.

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