UW-L Leaders Discuss Racist Incidents

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A racist drawing found in a resident hall at UW-La Crosse is sparking conversations about racism on campus.
UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow sent a picture of the drawing in a campus-wide e-mail, saying hateful incidents occur “with disturbing frequency” at the university.
Students, faculty, and staff gathered Friday to discuss the drawing and how to stop racism on campus.
Gow also noted that the number of hate and bias incidents reported to the university’s Hate Response Team is particularly high this school year.
“The experience of people of color is different and they’re subject to some pretty nasty things,” said Gow. “And we have to be sensitive to that and we have to ask people not to do that and try to understand why that’s happening and what we can do to prevent it.”
The university has planned two more open forums to discuss hate and bias on campus to be held in early March.

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