Oberlin Cancels Classes Amid Racial Uproar
KKK-styled figure seen; epithets appear around campus
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 4, 2013 10:56 AM CST
Oberlin is grappling with hate messages.   (Oberlin.edu)

(Newser) – Oberlin has canceled classes today after a person was seen near the Ohio college's African Heritage House in Ku Klux Klan-style robes, Gawker reports. The appearance follows a month of hate messages around campus, including Black History Month posters defaced with the N-word and "Whites Only" written above a water fountain. Homophobic and anti-Semitic vandalism has also appeared. The blog Oberlin Microaggressions tracks the incidents, Gawker notes.

Racist and homophobic epithets have also appeared in tweets under the name "Adolf Krislov," which apparently refers to college president Marvin Krislov. Today, the school will hold "a series of discussions" about the issue. These will include a teach-in and "demonstration of solidarity," as well as a convocation with the theme, "We Stand Together." While instances of hate "happen every few years," tweets a professor, "Never in my 15 years have they cancelled classes for something like this."

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Pointy01
Mar 4, 2013 11:07 PM CST
Cancelling Classes was the worst thing they could have done, this was merely pandering to the Lunatics who played these stupid pranks, or crimes.
reallybig
Mar 4, 2013 7:07 PM CST
TRUTH BE TOLD ..... I'll wait till they get more evidence on who dit it, because like the Christopher Dorner case, all the racists started blaming the LAPD without a shred of evidence, and got the FBI and Justice Department involved it too. BUT -- When they finally showed the pictures of the victims killed (two were black) and the black woman who brought the charges against Dorner, was on Dorners hit list too .. the Dorner Protesters became silent, for Dorner had killed and planed to kill another of "their" own. --- Deafening silence from those Dorner Protesters now. Yea, I'll wait for the evidence. ----------------- REALLY
Riffran
Mar 4, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Disgusting...I hope they find the idiots doing this and throw them under the jail