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St. Olaf President: Racist Note Was ‘Fabricated’

May 11, 2017
 
 

A racist note threatening a black woman at St. Olaf College was “fabricated” and was not a genuine threat, the college's president told students Wednesday, The Star Tribune reported. The note led to a series of protests on campus and demands that the college do more to promote diversity and to fight racism. The college's president, David R. Anderson, revealed few details about what the college has learned about the note. But he said it was part of a “strategy to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate.” Anderson said that a student was responsible for the fake note, but that privacy laws prevented him from discussing the person's identity or the college's actions involving the student.

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