Student Returns to Lynching Threat
“White power” strikes again.
A black Texas A&M Corpus Christi student returned from spring break to a slew of ignorant and racist slurs, including a lynching threat. The student found the offensive threats all over her apartment. Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson called an emergency news conference to discuss the findings.
Part of the reason for the conference is due to an increased number of similar cases involving racism happening on college campuses across the country. By bringing the case to the public, Simpson hopes to be able to find those responsible for the crime.
Photos of the slurs show an image of a person being hanged with the caption “White Power. We’re coming for you.” Another says “Die (N-word). Where is your protector? White Power.” Several of the messages included misspelled words and bad grammar, not the type of writing expected from a college student.
“I think the community ought to be hurt by this. I think that we all ought to take it very seriously,” said Simpson. The student lives in the Islander Village complex on Alameda, a gated community that appears to have security cameras. What makes the investigation difficult is how long the student was out of town, so it’s unclear exactly when the break-in happened.
The student was relocated to a nearby complex. Because the incident happened off campus at a complex not affiliated with the school, Texas A&M Corpus Christi is allowing the CCPD to handle the case.
What a shame. Check back for updates.