Davidson College condemns racist, antisemitic graffiti found on campus

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson College is condemning a photo circulating on social media that shows racist and antisemitic graffiti on school grounds.

In a statement, a representative for the college said the graffiti was found on the blackboard of an outdoor classroom.

“This act is threatening and an affront to the sense of community that binds us,” the statement reads. “At Davidson, all of us are called to honor the dignity and worth of every person. We value religious and racial diversity and inclusion, while we deplore racism and bigotry and advocate for a more just world.”

The school stressed that its community should feel safe and supported on campus.

“Even though we know that racism and bigotry exist in our society, it is still shocking and distressing when they show up on campus in such a bold and aggressive way and with messages of violence,” the statement says. “This violation wounds people we love and value. We all need to recognize and respect their pain. We need to speak up to defend and support them and our values as a community.”

The school vowed to support community members who feel targeted, and said Davidson police are investigating. Officers are also increasing their presence to ensure the safety of students and staff, the school said.

Davidson College’s Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, Chaplain’s Office and Counseling teams are available for students who need support. The school also encouraged employees to contact the Employee Assistance Program.

“Thank you for your support of each other,” the statement concludes.

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