YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) – Students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University have gathered to protest another incident of racist graffiti left on a campus building.

Wednesday’s rally outside Ford Hall in Ypsilanti drew hundreds of people according to the Ann Arbor News. It also followed an overnight sit-in by some black students at the school’s Student Center.

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The university said the graffiti targeting African Americans was discovered Monday, spray-painted on the exterior of Ford Hall. It was quickly removed. At least two other racist messages were left earlier this academic year on the campus.

Black students at the school west of Detroit have said they will not be intimidated by the graffiti.

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Freshman Taylor Amari Little called the vandalism “a hate crime” and said it was “terrorism.”


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