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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Albion College Student Suspended for Racist Graffiti While Investigation Continues

A student at Albion College faces suspension for racist graffiti he allegedly put up in the dorms last week after video surveillance surfaced.

The graffiti displayed anti-African American slurs along with references to the Ku Klux Klan. The Michigan-based college previously offered a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the suspect and threatened criminal charges against anyone involved. 

This offense comes after a string of similar incidents on the campus, one of which included swastika drawings.

 Over 400 students marched across the campus Monday to boycott the racist recurrences. One of the students threatened a civil rights lawsuit if the school fails to enforce its anti-racism policies.

The event garnered the attention of an NAACP official who called on Albion’s community to offer more support for its Black students. Albion also issued a statement Monday denouncing any racism, hatred and injustice on campus.

Albion announced on Twitter that the student was acting alone and has been removed from campus for the duration of the investigation. An FBI Detroit Public Affairs Officer said the FBI is ready to assist further if requested.

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