- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016

In a campus-wide email Saturday with the subject heading “Racist Incident,” the Scripps College student body president denounced those who scrawled a pro-Donald Trump message on a whiteboard affixed to a student’s door.

“This morning, a Mexican-American Scripps student woke up to find her whiteboard vandalized with the phrase: ‘#trump2016,’” wrote Scripps senior Minjoo Kim. “This racist act is completely unacceptable.”

She said campus security forces had been notified of the incident and expressed hope of finding “the person responsible so they can be held accountable for their actions.”

Ms. Kim said the dry-erase-marker defacement is evidence that racism continues to fester at the all-women’s college in Southern California.

“Regardless of your political party, this intentional act of violence committed directly to a student of color proves to be another testament that racism continues to be an undeniable problem and alarming threat on our campus,” she wrote in the email.

“Actions and words have consequences,” Ms. Kim concluded. “Think before you act.”

The Scripps College incident mirrors a series of chalkings supporting the GOP presidential front-runner at Emory University last week.

After meeting with students who felt threatened by the pro-Trump chalk writings, Emory President James W. Wagner said the college would review video surveillance to try to track down and discipline the transgressors.

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