Anti-Black Fliers Surface on SMU Campus
Southern Methodist University (SMU) officials are investigating fliers promoting anti-Black sentiments on its campus.
According to The Daily Campus, a school-ran publication, the fliers in question were posted online and appeared on at least two other campuses this fall.
One can be viewed below.
“Recent fliers, identical to those showing up on other campuses nationally, were posted in one of our Commons and the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, in addition to isolated instances of uncivil, racist, and sexist comments made in hateful, arrogant, and hurtful tones, clearly communicate that there are among us a small number of individuals who do not want to live in a united, mutually respectful, campus community,” President Gerald Turner said in a memo sent to faculty, staff and students. “Anyone committed to living a life of denigrating others in some misguided effort to elevate themselves should find another place to live.”
The flier, titled “Why White Women Shouldn’t Date Black Men,” appears to speak for itself.
“He’s much more likely to abuse you,” the flier reads. “White women who marry Black men multiply their chances of being killed by their spouses by 12.4 — a 1140% increase.”
Other reasons not to date a Black man include them having more STDs, and “your kids probably wouldn’t be smart.”
A similar incident occurred at the University of Oklahoma on Nov. 14 and the University of Michigan on September 2016, where copies of the same flier were found on campus.
Currently, there is no clear motive who distributed the fliers.