UW-Oshkosh calls out racist images circulating social media

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) — UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt held a forum Friday in response to photos circulating social media depicting racist messages and a hateful symbol that some say a UW-Oshkosh student is responsible for.

Though the forum did not directly address the images in detail, pictures of the incident in question were sent to Local 5.

One image shows a whiteboard with the words, ‘No…Liberals, Jews, Muslims, Queers, or Hmongs’ written.

While another image portrays what looks like a black cloth with a white swastika over it.

In a statement UWO Chancellor, Andrew Leavitt said,

“We take (the images) seriously.

I am angry, and I am sorry for the pain these images cause.

They are examples of hate and bias that defy everything we stand for as a university and inclusive community.

We do not and will not tolerate it.”

One student has come forward on Twitter denying involvement,

The Chancellor says the Dean of Students and Campus Police are investigating the incident.

The UWO school of Political Science also released a statement encouraging students to attend the 1 p.m. Friday forum:

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