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Swastikas, Slurs Scrawled at John Jay College

Swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs were discovered drawn on the campus of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan.

The hate messages discovered last week also included racist and homophobic messages, WCBS-TV in New York reported.

The college’s vice president, Lynette Cook-Francis, met with representatives of the groups that were targeted in the hate messages, according to a letter written to the campus community by John Jay’s president, Jeremy Travis, WCBS reported.

“We should all be concerned and offended by these incidents,” Travis wrote. “We pride ourselves as being a community that celebrates diversity and values differences. We aspire to treat one another with respect and dignity.”

College officials also reportedly met with the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit.

The John Jay Hillel in an email to the administration called the college’s response to the incident “inadequate,” The Algemeiner reported, and complained that the campus security handled the first discovery of a swastika internally without notifying the campus administration or faculty.

The Hillel also called for more uniformed and plainclothes security patrols near its offices, according to The Algemeiner.


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