Saturday, May 16, 2015

Swastika found at Drexel University

A Jewish student at Drexel University discovered a swastika and the word “Jew” written near an Israeli flag displayed outside his dorm room earlier this week.
“I was deeply distressed to learn of an incident that occurred in one of our residence halls, in which a student was targeted on the basis of religion with the posting of a hate symbol,” Drexel president John Fry said in a statement to the Drexel community after the student found the vandalism on May 12. “Whether this malicious act was a hate crime or just blatant ignorance, it is unacceptable and incompatible with the ethos of our University.”
According to the AMCHA initiative,  swastikas have been found on at least 14 campuses so far this year including:
The University of Missouri
Framingham State University
Farleigh Dickinson
SUNY Purchase College
George Washington University
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Cleveland State University
Now Drexel  joins that ignoble list.

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