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New racist vandalism at Fulton Hall results in student protest

The Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University has been vandalized by racist and violent writings for the fourth time this semester.

The writings specifically target African American students and women. The most recent one escalated to violence and mentioned the Sandy Hook Massacre.

The writings were all found in stairwells that have no cameras.

This is the fourth time Fulton Hall has been vandalized, and the Salisbury University Police Department has not found the person or persons responsible.

SU students gathered yesterday outside Fulton Hall to protest and demand action from the administration in response to this repeated vandalism.

The protest was then moved into Holloway Hall and went from 2-4 p.m.

Glory Ngwe, a Fulton School student, was present at yesterday's protest and has been deeply impacted.

Ngwe feels unsafe on campus and in Fulton Hall, echoing the statements made by other students during the protest. She wants to see real action and change now.

"I'd like to see action and actual things implemented on paper. Like, I don't want to hear it," Ngwe said. "I need cameras put in that Fulton hallway now. You won't prevent this incident because it already happened, but it could prevent other incidents from happening."

The protest in Holloway Hall consisted of a majority of African American students expressing their feelings of frustration, anger and sadness about this event, but there were also non-Black students in attendance.

Ngwe said seeing support from other races and minority groups on campus made her feel like people care.

"In a situation like this, you feel like the world is against you, like the only people who look like me can empathize and can understand what I'm going through," Ngwe said. "But because I saw faces out there that weren't Black, you know, there were white people and Asians and Hispanics, and I felt like, dang, I guess people do care, and that's awesome."

President Charles A. Wight invites students to discuss these incidents tonight in the Guerrieri Academic Commons fourth floor Assembly Hall at 7 p.m.

The Student Government Association has asked students to wear all black to advocate for change and show support for this issue. They asked students to meet in front of Fulton Hall at 6:30 p.m. and march to the Academic Commons Assembly Hall together.

Wight has also increased police presence and security in Fulton Hall and across campus.

Anyone that has any information that could lead to the apprehension of suspects is invited to contact University Police at (410) 543-6262.




Featured image: Emma Reider image.

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