Racist Comment Spray Painted on MU Statue
COLUMBIA - Early Saturday morning, students of the University stumbled across offensive graffiti on their campus. The graffiti, which was spray painted on a sculpture in front of Hatch dorm, contained racial slurs referring to Black History Month. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton released a statement in response Saturday afternoon.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton's statement is as follows:
"I speak for our university community when I say we are dismayed and deeply offended and have zero tolerance for this type of hurtful and destructive behavior.
MUPD is currently investigating and collecting evidence. Campus administrators, MUPD and student leaders will be in discussion regarding immediate and future actions to be taken.
I ask that we come together as a Mizzou family to deplore this action and to celebrate the diversity of our community as one of MU's greatest strengths."
Shortly after the discovery of the graffiti, the staff of Hatch Residential Life covered up the graffiti with printer paper and tape. Hatch Residential Life made no comment.
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