St. Scholastica grapples with hate symbols
Duluth, Minn. (AP) — St. Scholastica in Duluth is the latest college in Minnesota to issue a warning to its students after hate symbols were found on campus.
St. Scholastica President Larry Goodwin says in a campus-wide e-mail that prejudice is not acceptable on the campus and those who think it is should find another home.
In the Wednesday message, he condemns the four recent incidents but says there doesn't appear to be a sustained pattern of hate speech or hate crime on campus.
In one case, a swastika was drawn in the frost on a car driven by black students. In another, American Indian students were targeted in their residence hall.
The college is not providing details about the incident involved the Indian students. The other incidents were insensitive comments made in classrooms.
St. Scholastica joins the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and St. Cloud State University in dealing with reports of hate symbols or hate speech on campus.
Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com
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