A white supremacist manifesto was apparently Airdropped to students at aSyracuse Universitylibrary on Tuesday – a day after a fraternity wassuspended for alleged racism, and multipleinstances of racist graffitihave been reported to campus authorities.
Multiple students who were in the Bird Library allegedly received a copy of a racist manifesto – supposedly the 74 – page anti-immigrant document writtenby the Christchurch, New Zealand shooter– around 1 am, and a copy of the document was also posted on an online forum, the school’spublic safety departmentsaid. (())UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS STUDENT NO LONGER ENROLLED AFTER ALLEGEDLY LEAVING NOOSE IN ELEVATOR, SCHOOL OFFICIAL SAYS
“Airdrop” is afeature available to Apple userswho have Wi-Fi or Blueto oth features enabled. It allows users to send photos or documents, among other items, to people around them who also have the feature turned on.
At least 11 racist incidents against black, Asian and Jewish people have been reported to Syracuse University authorities since Nov. 7. (iStock)
“These reports have yet to be confirmed and there is no specific threat to Syracuse University, “safety officials wrote in anews releaseon Tuesday. “The Department of Public Safety is investigating these reports and has notified the Syracuse Police Department, the New York State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
After students received the doc, a public safety officer told them “to not walk home alone,” student newspaperThe Daily Orangereported. A link to the manifesto was also apparently posted to Greekrank.com, a platform used to rate Greek life at universities, around 10: 30 the night before.
On Saturday night, a black female student reported being accosted with “a verbal racial epithet from a group of students and visitors to our campus,”the school’s chancellor, Kent Syverud, said in a statement.
Syverud said only one fraternity was involved in the incident, but “given recent history, all fraternities must come together withthe university communityto reflect upon how to prevent recurrence of such seriously troubling behavior. “
Additionally, at least 11 racist incidents against black, Asian and Jewish people have been reported to school authorities since Nov. 7, according to thestudent newspaper. Students reported finding the “n-word” and a slur against Asian people in the residential Day Hall building two weeks ago. Last week, a swastika was apparently found by a student and a racial slur was reportedly yelled at a Chinese freshman on campus.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomodirected the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force and the Division of Human Rights to investigate the racist messages that have been found in the residence hall. He said in a statement he’s “disgusted” by the hateful language and those responsible will be vigorously prosecuted.
On Tuesday night, Syracuseis hosting an event called“Knowledge is Power: a Teach-in on Combatting Racism,” and students, staff and faculty have been invited. Since last Wednesday, students have been staging a protest at the campus wellness center to demand stronger diversity programming.
A university donor has offered a total of $ 50, 000 in rewards for information leading to an arrest or evidence connected to those involved in the “bias” incidents.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.