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Wed November 20, 2013
Education

EKU Plans Response To White Supremacist Flyers Posted In Classroom Buildings

White supremacist flyers have circulated around the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.  They claim a “non-violent genocide” has been launched against so-called “white countries.”   University spokesman Marc Whitt confirms several flyers were posted in classroom buildings that serve police and firefighter trainees.   Whitt says an official investigation is underway.

Racist flyer found posted in classroom buildings at Eastern Kentucky University.
Racist flyer found posted in classroom buildings at Eastern Kentucky University.
Credit Charles Compton / WEKU News

“At this point, no one has information leading to any suspects, so it would be premature for us to guess as to who or which group was responsible,” said Whitt.

WEKU has confirmed an African-American professor believes the flyers target her and she has reportedly complained of harassment to school officials.

“This is the first reported case of its kind in many, many years.  At least in more than a decade. So, we are taking a very proactive stance with this.  EKU does not condone language that diminishes anyone or any group,” said Whitt.

Besides the investigation, Whitt says EKU will also host a series of trainings and forums for students, faculty and staff. 

“Eastern Kentucky University works very hard as a public university to maintain an academic community that confirms one of our country’s greatest freedoms, that being the Freedom of Expression, while at the same time fostering a campus climate that’s open, inclusive, respectful and welcoming,” said Whitt.