Black college sophomore threatened with racist graffiti

By Eric W. Dolan
Sunday, February 12, 2012 14:28 EDT
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An African American student at Montclair State University in New Jersey has decided to move back into her parents home after someone scrawled racist graffiti on her door last week, according to NBC New York.

After a “Day of Unity” at the school, using a black pen someone wrote, “Niggers black bitches you will die with the phages” on the door of 19-year-old Olivia McRae’s dorm room door. Next to the door, they wrote out “blacks only” with an arrow pointing toward her room.

The “Day of Unity” was meant to bring the university together after recent anti-gay graffiti.

“I instantly started crying,” McRae told NBC New York.

Despite being threatened with racist graffiti, she has no plans to drop out of school.

“I’m never going to let anybody stop me from being successful — I already had a hard enough life,” McRae said.

Montclair State University police are investigating the incident.

“Once again, a few individuals have violated not only university policy, but the basic tenets of human decency,” University President Susan Cole said Wednesday. “A bias incident is a criminal act, and anybody found responsible for such actions will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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