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Another Racist Incident Under Investigation at Framingham State University



    Racist and Threatening Note Found at Framingham State

    Framingham State University is dealing with another racist incident on campus.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019)

    A Massachusetts school is dealing with another racial incident after several were reported in recent years.

    Freshman Alex Abokocole says the incidents at Framingham State University have been down right discouraging.

    "I know a lot has happened to the point where it's just like, 'What is going on?'" said Abokocole.

    Authorities say the most recent incident at the school involved a "bias note," slipped under the door of a dorm room at Corinne Hall Towers.

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    "We don't know the person's motivation," said Willie Gonzalez, the school's chief diversity and community engagement officer.

    The note, written on a napkin, contains the Spanish word for "to die" and a derogatory term for Hispanic people.

    Freshman Michael Delrosario said Wednesday was also Dominican Independence Day. He doesn't believe it was a coincidence.

    "It seems like everyone gets along, but when you really dig into the school, come to see what everyone is about, everyone is, like, separated," said Delrosario.

    Earlier this month, a student discovered a racist message targeting black people, written in a residence hall bathroom.

    And back in 2017, school leaders held an all-campus forum to fight racism after several messages of hate targeting African-Americans rattled the school community.

    Gonzalez says this is a setback.

    "It hits us particularly harder because we were moving in the right direction," he said.

    Authorties say there are still no suspects in any of these racial incidents. Monday, the school is hosting another campus-wide forum to hear from students regarding these issues.

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