Police: Racist Graffiti on Dorm Door Ruled Hate Crime Hoax

Jennifer Kabbany, The College Fix, March 24, 2014

The Grand Valley State University student who found racist graffiti on her dorm room door’s whiteboard in mid-February is the same person who put it there, police have determined.

The racist message had included a stick figure in a hangman noose and the words “black b*tch die” and “f**k black history month.” {snip}

“When the incident was initially brought to the campus’s attention, several organizations and groups were highly alarmed, prompting assemblies, discussions in the classroom and a university-wide alert to the situation,” according to the Michigan-based college’s student newspaper, the Grand Valley Lanthorn.


“The person believed to be responsible for the drawing and language written on the dry erase board is a Grand Valley student and the owner of the message board,” stated Grand Valley Police Department Chief Renee Freeman on Friday. “The incident has had a disruptive impact on the community and as a result, the student has been referred to the Dean of Students for a student code violation. University policy does not permit the release of his/her name.”


Despite this development, a university-wide “Teach-In” prompted by bias incidents on campus is still set to take place at Grand Valley State on Wednesday, the Lanthorn reports, adding “the day-long event will feature student and faculty presentations about preventing discrimination and oppression on GVSU’s campuses.”


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