Emerson College Investigating Offensive Graffiti


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Officials are investigating after several Emerson College students found derogatory racial slurs graffiti'd on their dormitory doors last Friday.

College officials said the offensive writing, which included demeaning remarks about Asian-Americans, was immediately removed after it was discovered in the Little Building.

This incident comes after images of swastikas were discovered in an Emerson campus stairwell last week.

According to Emerson College President Lee Pelton, staff at the Office of Housing and Residence Education are on hand to support any students who have been directly affected.

"Such cowardly acts will not change who we are," Pelton wrote in a community-wide email. "Emerson will remain a welcoming place for all, not only in theory but in practice, and we will rise above these incidents, which seek to instill fear, disrupt our community, and challenge out values."

Police are still searching for any suspects.

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