Hateful Messages Found On Univ. Of Maryland Campus

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ)– Vandals strike Maryland’s largest college campus and their messages of hate and bias are alarming. Now, campus police are searching for those responsible.

Meghan McCorkell has more on the investigation.

Campus police say there were two separate incidents of bias or hate that have happened in the past few days. Now, they are trying to hunt down who’s responsible.

Words of hate scrawled were inside an elevator in the Biology-Psychology Building on the College Park campus.

“That’s really scary and it’s really unexpected too,” one student said.

“To see something like that happen, it’s kind of shocking,” Shanna Raphael, a University of Maryland freshman, said.

The anti-Semitic slurs are especially upsetting for some.

“It’s really disheartening to know that people will dedicate their energy to just hate– on not even a specific person– just a general group of people,” Greg Gilston, a sophomore, said.

Days before, inside a construction area, a facilities supervisor found a noose. Campus police are looking into the incidents.

“In both cases, they are actively following several leads, interviewing whoever might have some information on it,” Brian Ullman, a spokesperson for the university, said.

Investigators hope footage from campus surveillance cameras could provide some clues.

In an email to students, the university president says: “These incidents are abhorrent. The University of Maryland does not tolerate hate or bias in any form.”

The school is now looking into holding diversity forums.

“We have a very strong commitment to diversity and we really see diversity as central to our excellence,” Kuamea Shorter-Gooden, the chief diversity officer at the University of Maryland, said.

It’s a feeling echoed by students.

“I’ve got friends of all different races and ethnic backgrounds, especially Maryland is a very multi-cultural school,” Dylan Lease, a sophomore, said.

“That goes against what Maryland stands for. We’re all about diversity and just welcome everyone,” junior Kristin Corman said.

The number of hate incidents has actually been going down over the years at the university. But officials say just one incident is too many.

If students are found guilty in either incident, they could face criminal charges and discipline from the university.

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  • yousefthe giant

    Race relations in this country are very bad & getting worse for the amount of crime committed by blacks against blacks & whites / asians. They are loud, ill educated, lazy, always looking for an unlocked door or an open window to scam whitet without working. People are fed up.

    • Tawanda!

      We love you, too, Yousef the Sheriff, even with all your anger and hatered, God knows you need it.

      Hey, the picture in the article is from the Festival of India! JAYA JAGANNATHA!!!

      • queen

        Fuc the Dot heads too…..Curry smelling towel head rat eating coc sucka’s.

  • adraine

    what are you talking about hate is hate and it seems to me that whites are the ones who does the most hating THANK YOUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • queen

      Blacks & Asians are the most racist of all groups on the planet. Blacks, if they can’t get it for nothing, which is a mentality from government entitlements such as welfare etc, they want to steal it. Work??? They don’t grasp that. Asians? Wot U wunt is all you hear when you walk into their dry cleaning or 7-11 stores.

    • queen

      Adraine, figures you would say that coming from a spoonie.

    • JJJJ

      Adriane, you show your own hate by lumping all white people together in a blanket statement. Who is the real racist? Anyone who says that an entire group of people is one way or another. How do you like that label?

  • ken

    it so funny but the stats show that you white crackers are out numbering us on getting welfare. pull up the stats. you people are tough when no one is around but you wont dare say anything to a black person because you are scared. you need to go back to your trailer you white trash

    • let us be honest now

      ken, it’s so funny that you don’t research your comments first!

      –There are 4.4M people on welfare
      –We spend $650B/yr on welfare

      Statistically, the racial make-up of distribution looks like this:
      -Caucasians make up 63.7% of the population
      —Make up 39% of welfare recipients

      -African Americans make up just over 12.2% of the population
      —Make up 38% of welfare recipients

      -Hispanic/Latinos make up 16.3% of the population
      —Make up 16% of welfare recipients

      -ALL OTHER make up only about 8% of the national population
      — Account for only about 6% of welfare recipients

      AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
      US Census Bureau

      Now, to put that into perspective, look at a class room with 20 kids and a jar of 100 jelly beans. Here’s how it looks:
      13 white kids split 39 jelly beans, that,s 3 beans per kid
      2 black kids split 38 jelly beans, that’s 19 beans per kid
      3 Hispanic kids split 16 jelly beans, that’s 5’ish beans per kid
      2 Native/Asian/other kids split 7 jelly beans, that’s about 3’ish beans per kid

      Sooooo…. I’d say, “You do the math.”, but I already did it. These are the plain facts…facts…not twisted facts.

      • cHARMcity

        and if you go to the Essex, catonsville, dundalk, white marsh, glen burnie offices all you see is you all stinking smelling like wet dogs… and you all are the first ones in line to get a bankruptcy too, so you can send your kids to college to shoot up their friends. Thats pink Toes for you.. they only want the handouts…

      • cHARMcity

        we talking about baltimore MR Brains.. not the world, and add your mother on there and your sister and your aunt…. etc

  • Sheila

    “let us be honest now” very well said and completely true. Thank you for the research, now maybe Ken will be enlightened.

    • cHARMcity

      what research he googled that… how about you do some reasearch of your own… and we are talking about baltimore not the US smart pink toes….

      • let us be honest now

        😃 what do you think research involves? you use the resources you have on hand…and Google sent me to the sources… are you OK? do you follow this at all?

      • cHARMcity

        Research is not GOOGLE… research is studying your facts.. how long did you gather this info, 5 mins… so you didnt research, you searched the internet, oh yes in the net is full of truthful facts… we all know..

      • cHARMcity

        so in another word your a plagiarizer meaning- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own : use (another’s production) without crediting the source … so you didnt research… bye dummy.

    • cHARMcity

      sheila take your coc riding @ss to sleep somewhere, cosigning somebody elses research, do your own 5 min research like your stupid friend up there… I hope you 2 are not in school, passing somebody elses stupid theory down like its your own… how many dings did you lick to get your job at chic fila?

  • cHARMcity

    how come pink toes always putting up messages, but a black person will tell you right to your face YOUR A PINK TOE, CRAKER, HONKEY…?? THATS THE TRUE MEANING OF A COWARD… nothing else to say to you WET DOGS.

    • The Working Man

      Because White people would be charged with a hate crime, throw in jail, lose their job and their ability to support their family.

      Blacks if they yell racist slurs in public will be praised by their peers, and then continue to not work, not actually support their families and continue to steal from the public trough.

  • peter o neil

    Nuckin Figgers is a deadly black disease.

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