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Racial Message Written On UF Dorm Door


Since the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump, political and racial tensions are surfacing at the University of Florida campus.

Sometime on either Thursday or Friday, someone wrote a racist message on one of the doors in the Beaty Towers dorms.

“I’m kind of surprised because you know how a university is supposed to be more liberal, so you expect people to be more supportive about it and not do something like that,” said Ronnie Demosthene, a Beaty Towers resident. “So its kind of scary because I live here, and for me, as you can tell, my race is like an issue. I feel like I could be the next target.”

After the incident, UF President Kent Fuchs issued a statement about the vandalism.

“As terrible, from a racial perspective, as anyone can imagine was the message that was sprawled all up and down this door, which has now been painted over,” he said.

About Delaney Kline

Delaney is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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