Two months ago, hate fliers were distributed on Boise State’s campus, causing an uproar among students and staff.
On Thursday, the fliers returned.
“Racial hate reared its ugly head again this morning at Boise State. I will not stand for this!” ASBSU Sen. Chase Johnson said. “This will not be tolerated!”
Less than eight weeks ago, the Hands Across Campus Rally united more than 200 people in a joint cause against racism and homophobia. The coalition of students, faculty and staff responded quickly to a series of racist fliers found on campus and illegally inserted into The Arbiter.
According to Johnson, more fliers were found in the SUB this morning.
The new message allegedly calls Culteral Center coordinator Ro Parker a racist. Copies of the fliers are not available for release at this time.
“I had a feeling we would see them again,” Johnson said. He plans to address the student senate this afternoon at 4 p.m. in the SUB Forum.
The meeting is open to the public, and students are encouraged to attend.
Many students are outraged by the fliers. “I can’t believe this is happening here,” said Greg Curtiss, a freshman communication major from Columbus, Ga. “I thought I got away from that when I moved up here.”
Curtiss said his grandfather witnessed one of the last black lynchings in Troy, Ala in the 1930s.
“This is not the way to treat anyone, black or otherwise,” Curtiss said. “People who do this are cowards. I am outraged that this could happen anywhere, let alone here.”
Keep checking arbiteronline.com for updates as they become available.