January 17, 2018
ACT OF RACISM AGAINST WKU COLLEGE STUDENTS IS INTOLERABLE
BOWLING GREEN, KY- Just two days after the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s annual holiday, a cowardly and racist act has taken place in our city. Several African-American students who attend Western Kentucky University and live at the Crown Apartments, woke up to find feces smeared on their front door and windows, along with a note that read “Eat it up n*#&@r… Make America Great Again”.
This type of incident is both disgusting and intolerable! The Bowling Green-Warren County NAACP condemns both the actions and the rhetoric used by those who committed this vial act. Racial slurs and sophomoric actions have no place in a community such as ours and will not be tolerated. We believe that certain actions and statements from our country’s leadership during the past year has emboldened some individuals and groups to believe that this type of behavior is both acceptable and encouraged.
The Bowling Green-Warren County NAACP will file a complaint with the state chapter of our organization, and with their help, continue to monitor this ongoing situation and will assist in any way possible.
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