Events Canceled at Ohio U Over Pro-Trump Messages

April 13, 2016

Greek organizations at Ohio University canceled several events this week after someone painted "Trump 2016" and "build the wall" on campus during Greek Week.

"This phrase is offensive and hurtful to many individuals as it is directly tied to the Hispanic/Latino/a community, makes them feel marginalized, and the message was interpreted that they do not belong at Ohio University," read a letter sent by student-led Greek organizations on campus. In response they decided to "re-focus this week immediately to showcase our fraternal values."

Similar pro-Trump messages sparked protests and backlash at Emory University, and Trump's name has been used as a taunt against minority students on high school and college campuses.

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