Posted on November 19, 2018

For Second Time in Two Years, Racist Slur at Kansas State Was a Hoax, Police Say

Jason Tidd, Wichita Eagle, November 8, 2018

For the second time in two years, the person who reported a written racist slur found on or near Kansas State University has admitted that it was a hoax, police said.

Officers on Monday received a report of “a note using a racial slur posted on a door in the Jardine Apartment Complex,” K-State police said Thursday in a news release on Facebook.

“Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door,” K-State police said. {snip}

The case marks the second time that police in Manhattan determined the person who reported an incident involving the N-word admitted to investigators that they fabricated it. In November 2017, Riley County police said that a man admitted he painted racist slurs on his own car.

K-State police reports show officers were called Monday evening to one of the Jardine Apartments buildings to investigate a harassment case. Jardine Apartments house about 1,400 residents on the northwest side of the K-State campus, near Bill Snyder Family Stadium.


The Manhattan Mercury and the K-State student newspaper, the Collegian, reported that Broderick Burse tweeted the photos. Burse is listed as a sophomore in mass communications on the university’s website.

“it’s 2018 and this was posted on my apartment door,” the Twitter post reads. “this is still happening here at @KState so if isn’t as evident as it already was everyone needs to get out and vote I refuse to let this blatant racism stop me from moving onward and upward.”

Tuesday was Election Day.