Racist, homophobic, pro-Trump graffiti found in Reed College library bathrooms
PORTLAND, Ore. – Students at Reed College are taking a stand against hate after pro-trump graffiti with racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic messages was scrawled on the bathroom walls of the school’s library late Saturday night.
Reed officials quickly removed the messages. They said they aren’t sure if the person who wrote the messages was a member of the school’s community.
Reed’s Dean of Institutional Diversity Mary James and Vice President of Student Services Mike Brody sent out a message that says, in part, “Regardless of who committed this heinous act, such behavior is antithetical to Reed’s mission and values, and will not be tolerated. Anyone seeking to cause fear or harm to members of the Reed community should expect a vigorous response.”
Campus safety officers are increasing patrols and can escort students on campus any time, day or night. Officials said they want to encourage anyone concerned about their safety off campus to call police for help.
Students have planned a solidarity rally Monday to show that the school won’t tolerate any forms of “racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and other forms of discrimination and intimidation.”