Anti-Semitic, Racist Graffiti Found at Goucher College

Goucher College in Towson (Wikimedia Commons)

Anti-Semitic and racist graffiti with threats targeting African-American students was found in a bathroom at Goucher College in Towson the morning of Nov. 14.

Baltimore County Police received call at 4:35 a.m. about the graffiti. Police have determined that it was drawn between 10 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 4:35 a.m. on Nov. 14.

“It appears a black Sharpie pen was used, and the graffiti is very specific,” said police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Peach. “It targets African-American individuals, uses racial slurs and a swastika. The graffiti makes specific threats using room numbers. All three of those room numbers are occupied by African Americans.”

Goucher College tweeted a statement later that day regarding the incident that read, “Goucher strongly condemns all bigotry and racism which are in complete opposition to our values and mission. We will absolutely not tolerate such abhorrent acts of hate, which threaten the well-being and safety of our community members.”

The statement continued, “Public Safety, Residential Life and the VP/Dean of the Students Office are engaged in outreach to all affected students, and are doing all we can to provide support and ensure their safety.”

There are no suspects, though the police have conducted interviews and are continuing to investigate. To Peach’s knowledge, there is no surveillance footage available of the incident.

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