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University of St. Thomas Student Finds Racial Epithet on Room Door

A Black freshman at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota said he found a racial epithet written on his dorm room door on Friday morning, according to a Twin Cities Pioneer Press report.

Kevyn Perkins (Photo credit: Twin Cities Pioneer Press)Kevyn Perkins (Photo credit: Twin Cities Pioneer Press)

Kevyn Perkins, an 18-year-old Chicago native told the Pioneer Press that he was upset and immediately scrubbed the words away, but did not photograph them.

Aaron Macke, associate dean of students and director of residence life, condemned the act in an email to Brady Hall students.

St. Thomas President Dr. Julie Sullivan said in a statement released Sunday that racism would not be tolerated at the school. Karen Lang, the university’s vice president of student affairs, told the newspaper in an email that the incident is under investigation.

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