Racist vandalism on campus condemned

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An act of vandalism was committed against a sorority apart of the National Pan-Hellenic Council on Wednesday.The University of Iowa Fraternity and Sorority Life issued a statement on Wednesday stating that a swastika was drawn on a mural representing Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in the pedestrian tunnel near Danforth Chapel.

“Acts such as these are unacceptable to our campus and community and have historically targeted members of the black community,” the statement said.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is often regarded as a “premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women,” according to the organization’s national website.

“As a community, we stand against acts of racism that are intended to oppress people of color,” the statement said. “We will not allow this incident to shake our foundation. We will continue to act. We will continue to uplift one another. We will continue to use our voices as agents of change.”

This comes shortly after another hate-driven incident. On April 27, a card promoting white supremacy was found in the Main Library. These two incidents are not believed to be related.

— by Katelyn Weisbrod

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