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Swastika-like symbol drawn outside Stanford residence hall

Original post made on Sep 11, 2017

A swastika-like symbol found outside a Stanford University residence hall earlier this month could be linked to others found on campus late last year, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 11, 2017, 9:21 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by resident
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 11, 2017 at 10:39 am

By calling this "graffiti" instead of a possible white supremacist hate crime are the police trying to set expectations on how much resources they are allocating to the investigation?

Posted by eyeswideopen
a resident of Professorville
on Sep 11, 2017 at 10:54 am

I agree with the prior post.

While there were 23 incidents of swastikas at Stanford there have been, over the past few years, many anti-Semitic remarks to students by other students. These were spoken about at a rally at Stanford last year. Jewish students at Stanford and other colleges and universities feel under threat.

Is this the new America? Anyone black, brown, yellow, red, Jew or Muslim lives with a certain amount of uneasiness, fear?

Posted by Sad moment for Stanford.
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Sad moment for Stanford. is a registered user.

This is a sad reflection on Stanford, but the university could use this as a teachable moment. I hope they will have the good sense to do so.

Posted by Fazsha
a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

Fazsha is a registered user.

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Posted by Abitarian
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 12, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Abitarian is a registered user.

Fazsha --

I disagree completely with your comment suggesting we shouldn't be concerned with the appearance of swastikas at Stanford.

Swastikas, or nooses, or other symbols of hate are intended to intimidate specific members of the community because of their color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. There is no place for hate symbols in our community or country.

Hate can often spiral into violence, as we saw recently in Charlottesville where white nationalists carried swastika flags and one sped his car into a crowd of demonstrators, killing a young women.

I believe we should denounce hate whenever and wherever it appears.

Posted by Been Here Before
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Been Here Before is a registered user.

So the threat of genocide is rearing its ugly head once more..,.

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