- The Washington Times - Friday, November 4, 2016

A series of pro-Donald Trump chalk messages containing “hostile language” were removed from campus at the University of Alabama Friday afternoon.

Chalk messages reading, “Build a Freaking Wall #yuge,” “Trump 2k16,” “#Feminism is Cancer,” and “[Expletive] Your Feelings,” were found scrawled on school property outside Manly Hall, UA’s student-run newspaper The Crimson White reported.

Manly Hall houses the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of Gender and Race Studies, AL.com noted.

While the first two messages clearly referenced Mr. Trump and his immigration policy, the latter two were coined by gay conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos, a popular face of the alt-right movement.

“This messages [sic] are warnings and threats to all of us who want a better world for all,” Juan Black Romero, a UA instructor of gender and race studies, wrote in a Facebook post accompanied by photos of the chalk messages. “This is what is being offered as a reality in this election with Trump, this limitation and eradication of anything that doesn’t build race and fulfill the desires of Whites.”

Political chalkings on campus have increased as the election nears, causing the school to issue new guidelines stipulating who can write the messages and where they can write them.

“Only registered student organizations (through the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership), departments, and faculty organizations are allowed to chalk within the guidelines,” the policy states, and “No chalking can be closer than 20 feet to a building. A building structure includes porches, stairs, and drive-thrus.”

Friday’s chalkings apparently violated both of those guidelines and the messages were removed by 12:40 p.m. local time Friday, The Crimson White reported.

“We have been made aware of the chalkings,” the university said in a statement. “As the University has strongly stated previously, hostile language and statements have no place on our campus community.”

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