Mizzou Black Culture Center Sign Vandalized
Just two days after receiving a phone call threat, the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center’s sign was vandalized.
A student discovered the vandalizism around 1 a.m. on Thursday, and the MU Police Department arrived at the center shortly after.
Freshman Isaac Jahns, who lives on campus, said he heard a conversation that may have been related to the incident while walking home with friends.
“We were walking back from Rollins Late Night (dining hall) and as we turned the corner, we heard someone yell, ‘Black motherf*****s, you’re not welcome here,'” Jahns told The Maneater. “I looked back, and there was a girl (by the GOBCC) with a red jacket on and she booked it. She was sprinting. So we booked it too, went back (to our dorm) and I tried calling MUPD twice…We were like, ‘It’s gotta be the same guy. It has to be.'”
The Legion of Black Collegians published a statement via Twitter at 1:37 a.m.
The “Black” has been eliminated in “Black Culture Center”. We’re not afraid. You clearly are. Stay strong Mizzou. pic.twitter.com/Z45Wt3Ydx9
— LBC (@MizzouLBC) November 12, 2015
MUPD Maj. Brian Weimer did not immediately respond to The Maneater’s attempts of contact.
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