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Investigation Underway in Racist Incident at University of St. Thomas

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The University of St. Thomas has announced an investigation into the racist incident happened on one of its residence halls last week. On Friday morning, a racist note “Nigger go back” was found written on a student’s door of freshman Kevyn Perkins.

“I went to sleep at midnight, and I don’t look back when I go out to brush my teeth in the mornings,” Perkins told Pioneer Press.

“I was so mad I walked inside, grabbed an all-purpose cleaner, and just scrubbed it off. I thought later I did not even take a picture of it. What a dummy. But I was so pissed off,” he added.

The university while condemning the incident has constituted a team to investigate the matter and sought cooperation from the students. “We unequivocally condemn this act of hate and call on all members of our St. Thomas community to work together to ensure that everyone understands that this kind of cowardly act has no place at St. Thomas, or anywhere else. This behavior violates our convictions as a Catholic university and our code of conduct, and it will not be tolerated,” President Dr. Julie Sullivan said in a statement.

“The university is actively investigating the Oct. 19 incident and calls on anyone who may have knowledge of the situation to come forward.”

The university has further decided to start conversations around injustice and bias on campus in the coming days.

 

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