- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) - A historically black university outside Philadelphia says it’s investigating after racially disparaging graffiti was discovered on a sign at an entrance to the campus.

Lincoln University says campus public safety officers discovered the vandalism at 1:50 a.m. Thursday and immediately took steps to correct the damage.

Acting President Valerie Harrison called the graffiti a display of ignorance and hatred and said in a letter to students that it’s a sober reminder of the hatred and intimidation past generations overcame.

Harrison says the university will put measures in place to minimize opportunities for defacing property on its campus about 45 miles west of Philadelphia.

She told Lincoln’s 2,500 students they shouldn’t be distracted by “the cowardly acts of others” or act out in a manner inconsistent with the state-related university’s values.

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