U. of Michigan Denounces Racist Fliers in Campus Buildings

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor condemned racist fliers found in two campus buildings on Monday, calling their message “inconsistent with the university’s values of respect, civility, and equality” in a statement.

According to the Detroit Free Press, a student found and removed the fliers on Monday morning. The university’s Black Student Union also tweeted a picture of two fliers:

One of the pictured fliers is titled “Why White Women Shouldn’t Date Black Men,” and the other tells “Euro-Americans” to stop “apologizing,” “living in fear,” and “denying your heritage.” Both are emblazoned with an “Alt Right” logo.

“Messages of racial, ethnic, or religious discrimination have no place at the University of Michigan,” administrators, including Mark S. Schlissel, the university’s president, said in the written statement. “Targeted attacks against groups of people serve only to tear apart our university community.”

Last week racial slurs and “KKK” were spray-painted on a building at Eastern Michigan University, provoking a student protest and a university investigation.

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