The U.S. Justice Department has announced a settlement agreement with Highland Community College to resolve the department’s investigation into allegations that Black students experienced discriminatory treatment in many aspects of campus life, including discipline, housing, and interactions with campus security officers.
A new study by the Ohio Black Student Association finds that large numbers of Black students at colleges and universities in the state reported negative experiences relating to their race. The project surveyed students at nine public four-year universities and three private universities.
The funds are part of the Project School Emergency Response to Violence program. Project SERV funds short-term education-related services for local educational agencies and institutions of higher education to help them recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted.
Michael V. Drake was named the 21st president of the University of California in 2020. He is the only African American president in the 155-year history of the university system.
Some students demanded that the student in the video be expelled. When this post was written more than 58,000 people had signed an online petition demanding the student be expelled. But the university said that free speech protections prevailed in this instance.
A Black student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was accosted when he was walking back to his dormitory. Authorities allege that the student was harassed with a racial slur from a group of individuals in a passing car.
According to the lawsuit, a professor mistakenly displayed a caricature of him on a screen in front of a classroom. The student said the drawing resembled a "coon caricature" reminiscent of the Jim Crow era.
Campus police identified the person responsible for the vandalism. He was a Pennsylvania State University student who was visiting friends at Susquehanna. The student admitted to being intoxicated when the vandalism occurred.
The former players alleged that they were demeaned with racial slurs, forced to abandon Black hairstyles, fashion and culture to fit the “Iowa Way” promoted by Coach Kirk Ferentz, and then retaliated against for speaking out.
A student at the University of Missouri sent a message on social media to a friend speaking about the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. It stated: “If they would have killed 4 more n----- we would have had the whole week off.”
Officials at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, received an email stating there were bombs in four locations on campus. The author of the expletive-laced email stated that "Tufts University continues to fuel anti-white racism in this country." A second bomb threat was received the next day.
The Black student was walking on the street near campus when he was approached by two White males, according to police reports. The White men hurled racial slurs and then one of the attackers punched the Black student in the face.
A White student at the University of Kentucky was arrested for yelling racial slurs and attacking a Black student worker. The worker was punched several times, kicked in the stomach, and bit on the arm.
Racist and white supremacist graffiti was discovered on campus signs and vehicles. In addition, members of the college community had reported hearing racial slurs shouted from moving vehicles. The student newspaper reported that racist graffiti was found on 14 vehicles.
A noose was placed over the head of a statue of Homer on the campus of the University of Virginia. Video surveillance revealed that the noose was placed by a White male. Police collected other evidence at the scene but have not revealed further details.
Four white men wearing black clothing and masks displayed a banner over the Highway 113 bicycle overpass on the campus of the University of California, Davis that contained racist and antisemitic statements.
On a 4-3 vote, the justices of the Ohio Supreme Court voted not to hear an appeal of a case that awarded $36 million to the owners of a bakery who claimed they were defamed by statements from officials at Oberlin College after three Black students were arrested for theft.
Over the course of the past year, several racial incidents have occurred on the Salt Lake City campus. Recently, members of the campus community were subjected to racial slurs.
An African American volleyball player for Duke University was repeatedly heckled with a racial slur every time when went back to serve near the student section during a match against Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. When officials at the arena were told about the abuse, they did not act to end it in a timely matter and the racial abuse continued throughout the match.
On November 21, 1970, James L. Cates Jr., a 22-year-old Black man from the Chapel Hill community, was stabbed outside the Student Union on the campus of the University of North Carolina. He bled to death in the heart of campus though the hospital was just down the road.
Synetra Hughes, managing director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that she was paid less than White colleagues in similar roles at the university.
Shortly after being granted tenure last year, Brian K. Mitchell, an associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, filed an employment discrimination lawsuit in federal court against the university. Now Dr. Mitchell has resigned from his faculty position.
Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. It is the third time in the past three years that a noose had been found on the university's campus.
Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, expelled four students and suspended another student for one year for an incident that included the racist and sexist harassment of the women's lacrosse team from historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C.
A White student at Middlebury College in Vermont reported to local police that he had been attacked by a group of Black students while he was walking across campus. It was later determined that the White student had allegedly been the aggressor and had assaulted a group of students after making racially charged statements to them.
The lawsuit alleges Highland administrators sought to discourage Blacks from attending the school, intimidated Black student-athletes into leaving, and told coaches not to recruit African Americans.
Racist graffiti was found in men's restrooms in a residence hall and the athletic field house on the campus. Hateful graffiti including a swastika had been found on several occasions in the past month at the college.
Once again, multiple HBCUs received bomb threats on January 31 and February 1. Unlike the January 4 incidents when most students had not returned from winter break, the campuses were forced to halt classes and other activities due to the threats.
A student at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York was expelled after he posted a racist video where he used a racial slur and threatened violence against African Americans.
A mural depicting several notable African Americans on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis was vandalized and defaced with racist graffiti. The faces of some of the African Americans were painted over and the name of a White supremacist group was painted on the mural.
People dressed up in Ku Klux Klan outfits were seen in a residential hall at the University of Utah trying to recruit students for a White supremacist group. In another incident, human excrement was found smeared on the dormitory room door of a Black student.
According to published reports, the president of Alpha Phi sorority wrote to group chat members, “I’m gonna yack, it smells so bad in here,” referring to the atmosphere in a local bar. Another member agreed, before another member wrote, “cigs, weed, and black girl.”
A university contractor was making a delivery to the loading dock at a residence hall on the campus of the University of Utah. Two students in a room above the loading dock shouted the N-word and threw sunflower seeds and coffee pods out the window at the individual below.
A racial slur directed against African Americans was found on a window of a common area in a residence hall at Worcester State University in Massachusetts.
Posters and stickers referencing the Patriotfront, a known white supremacist group, were found attached to doors, signs, and posts at various locations on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Racist emails and online messages have recently been directed at Black students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Also, it was reported that a motorist yelled a racist slur at a group of Black students on campus.