[Ed. – Gee, this is starting to look like a pattern.]
Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
Students who live in the residence hall said they were surprised by the incident, saying signs of racial tension haven’t been present in the past.
One resident, Andrew Seawood, a freshman from Stevensville, said the slurs were upsetting because the residents of Copeland typically get along with one another.
“It was a little surprising when they did say something was written,” he said. “Everybody gets along with everybody.”
Others were angry.
Mattie Johnson, a sophomore from Southfield, said she was “appalled” that such intolerance exists in 2014. …
An author at Huffington Post wrote that Hate Threats Written On College Dorm Room Whiteboard Prove Racism Persists.
It turns out it was a hoax, inflicted by the student who lived in the room and owned the whiteboard.
Campus Police released the following statement yesterday:
Posted on March 21, 2014
Statement from Grand Valley Police Department Chief Renee Freeman:
The Grand Valley State University Police Department has concluded a thorough investigation of the Racial Bias incident reported on February 17, 2014. The person believed to be responsible for the drawing and language written on the dry erase board is a Grand Valley student and the owner of the message board.