Hate message targeting women of color found on CMU campus

A hate targeting three students were found on the Central Michigan University campus, according to a news release. (MGN)

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. --A hate message targeting three students was found on the Central Michigan University campus, according to a news release.

These messages were reportedly found written on a message board in one of the dorms.

Central Michigan University President Bob Davies issued a statement about the message on Thursday.

Read it below:

"Last night, hateful remarks were written on a message board on the door of one of our residence hall rooms.

My sincere apologies and concern go out to our students, their families and their friends. This is an attack not only on three young women of color, it is an attack on all of us. On all of CMU. On all of Mount Pleasant.

I assure you racism, misogyny, bigotry and hatred will not be tolerated on this campus. Many leaders, offices and teams across campus are involved in investigating this, determining our next steps, and supporting those affected and our entire university community.

I want to reassure the three bright, talented students who were targeted by this reprehensible incident that we are proud to have you as members of our campus community. This is your home, your community. And that message goes to each and every one of our students.

We at CMU stand together against actions like this. We will continue our extensive efforts to educate, to teach, to uphold diversity, equity and inclusion, and to ensure all of our staff respond to such incidents with sensitivity and respect.

We take seriously the CMU values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility. The words on that message board violate these values.

We must do better. We must lead. We will lead."

Sincerely,

Bob Davies, President

The CMU NAACP chapter has planned a news conference in Sweeney Hall in regards to the derogatory statements targeting the students.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity, ocrie@cmich.edu or (989)-774-3253.


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