Durham, N.C. – Officials at Duke University are investigating after a racial insult was found in a campus building on Saturday.
In an e-mail sent to students on Saturday afternoon, Duke University President Vincent Price said a racial epithet had been found written on a sign at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture in the Building. Flowers on West Campus.
"Such a cowardly and hateful act has absolutely no place in our community," Price said in a statement. "While we can not undo or fail to see this painful assault on our right to live and study in a civil and respectful environment, we can and we promise that hateful acts like this will be recognized and challenged at every opportunity, especially at a time when some They deliberately seek to provoke hatred and distrust. "
In email, Price asked Duke students and staff to commit to an environment of inclusion, tolerance and respect.
University officials did not say whether anyone would be charged in connection with the incident.