Black Students Behind Racist School Drawing
The students identified as the people behind a recent racist drawing found at Salisbury University’s library are Black, the Delmarva reports.
The image, discovered on April 10 on a whiteboard in Blackwell Library, shows a stick figure being hung and labeled with a racial slur. The image was also accompanied by the phrase, “#whitepower.”
University Spokesman Richard Culver confirmed the students’ identities in an email on Tuesday. The university would not provide names of the students, citing the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Salisbury University’s police department completed its investigation of the incident, and has decided not to file criminal charges at this time.
“Regardless of who created the drawing, we find such actions demeaning to all members of the campus community and against our core values,” Dane Foust, vice president of Student Affairs, said in a statement provided by Culver.
The investigation is being turned over to the university and will be reviewed for university policy violations. If charged, the students involved could face disciplinary action.