Michigan Denounces Racist Fliers

September 27, 2016

Racist fliers appeared on the University of Michigan campus Monday. The fliers criticized interracial dating and urged "European Americans" to stop "living in fear." The Black Student Union posted photos of the fliers to Twitter, asking the university to respond.

The university issued a statement denouncing the fliers.

The statement said in part, "Messages of racial, ethnic or religious discrimination have no place at the University of Michigan. Targeted attacks against groups of people serve only to tear apart our university community. While we continue to defend any individual’s right to free speech on our campus, these types of attacks directed toward any individual or group, based on a belief or characteristic, are inconsistent with the university’s values of respect, civility and equality. We also have a responsibility to create a learning environment that is free of harassment. These are core values and guiding principles that will help us as we strive to live up to our highest ideals."

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