Anti-Semitic, Sinophobic vandalism found on floor of East Campus

Griffin Jones

Columbia Spectator

Fri Feb 14 2020

Several acts of vandalism have been reported on the 16th floor of East Campus, according to an email sent by Residential Life to the building’s residents.

The email reports that the nametags of two Chinese students, which were affixed to a suite door to identify the residents living there, had been burned in late January. Although no motive has been identified, Chinese and Asian students have recently been the target of racist discrimination, including a hateful message in Butler Library, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has had the highest incidence of infection in China.

On the morning of Feb. 14, swastikas were found painted on the same floor on which the name tags were burned in January, though it is unclear if the incidents are connected. The vandalism recalls two incidents, one in 2007 and one in 2018, during which a Jewish Teachers College professor’s office was graffitied with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs....

Anti-Semitic, Sinophobic vandalism found on floor of East Campus

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