SOUTH CAROLINA: Racist Flyers Posted Outside University’s African-American Studies Department
University of South Carolina students on Tuesday found racist flyers plastered outside of the African-American Studies department, a discovery that sparked student backlash and an internal university investigation.
The flyers, posted in front of a display of photos of historic black South Carolinians in a campus liberal arts building, included the phrases “DUMB BLACK ASSES” and “You stupid monkeys,” and made references to political players such as President Donald Trump and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“You stupid monkeys handed Trump the White House the minute you handed Hillary the nomination!” one of the flyers read.
Students discovered the flyers at about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, which marked the first day of spring semester. The university condemned the flyers that afternoon on Twitter, stating they “do not reflect our values as Carolinians.” The tweet links to an additional statement promising that university officials were continuing to investigate the matter and identify the responsible party. Eyewitnesses “observed a white male that appeared to be in his mid-40s in the area at the time the flyers were discovered,” according to the statement.
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