By Tristan Smith
The shouts of derogatory names could be heard from the rooftops. Nazi Swastikas have been drawn on the whiteboards. Racist and homophobic slurs have been engraved onto the communal bathroom walls. Signs that proclaimed: “Black Lives Matter,” were stripped down and torn to pieces.
At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, many can attest that hate has been a trend on campus for years.
According to the UMass Amherst bias-incident report page, there have been approximately 42 reported hate-incited incidents on campus over the past two years. Recently, two have occurred since the start of the new academic year.Continue reading “Bias-Incidents are on the rise (again) at UMass, and students aren’t satisfied with the university’s response.”