August 31st, 2011
“You Need To Leave,” Written In Latino Center In Indiana

A few changes took place at  Indiana University’s Latino Cultural Center, La Casa,  during the most recent orientation. For one, a note that said “criminals deport” and for another, the words “You need to leave” spelled out in magnets on the fridge. Creepy. Racist-ey.

Unfortunately, it’s not the first time such a thing has happened at this particular school; in November, two blocks away a rock was thrown into the window of the Chabad House Jewish Student Center.

Here’s an excerpt from WSBT:

Late last week, La Casa staff found two notes. One left on a kitchen table that read “criminals deport”. Across the room on a refrigerator the phrase “you need to leave” was spelled out in magnets…

Director of La Casa Lillian Casillas said the message came during a week in which they were working with thousands of incoming freshman on diversity training.

“I mean it shows the need that there’s still a lot of education that needs to happen,” Casillas said. “You know I don’t know if the notes were left as a joke or somebody who is hateful but the point is it’s somebody who is really ignorant.”

Man, you’d think, wouldn’t you? You’d think that, shoot, this is 2011, Barack Obama is our president, universities are places where enlightened people are, etc. But you’d be wrong, wouldn’t you? It seems like this incident is being dealt with appropriately, hopefully these hateful people don’t continue to make their way through the ethnic centers of this school and find some useful employment, like, uh, not committing hate crimes.

Watch this video for more info.

[Video By WSBT]

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