Fake Hate: Black Graduate Student Admits to Hanging Racist “White Only” Signs on Campus
White Only sign at University of Buffalo. (Campus Reform)
Students at the University of Buffalo were outraged after “White Only” signs were posted above certain bathrooms on campus. The students said the signs were a “hate crime, an act of terrorism.”
Students at the University at Buffalo found signs reading “White Only” posted near restrooms and water fountains Wednesday morning.
“It brought up feelings of the past of a past that our generation has never seen which I think is why it was so shocking for us to see,” said Micah Oliver, the President for the Black Student Union.
He said emotions were running high as the club had more than 100 students turn out to their regular meeting Wednesday night to discuss the signs.
“There was fear expressed, anger, disappointment – all of that,” said Oliver.
A University at Buffalo spokesperson released this statement to News 4 —
“After an initial investigation by University Police, it has been determined that the signs posted in Clemens Hall were part of a student art project. The University is continuing to review this matter through appropriate university policies and procedures.”
But it wasn’t a hate crime.
The signs were put up by an unhinged black graduate student.
This week black graduate student Ashley Powell admitted to hanging the racist signs.
Buffalo News reported:
Campus police at the University at Buffalo removed signs saying “White Only” and “Black Only” Wednesday afternoon from Clemens Hall on the North Campus in Amherst. A university spokesperson said a police investigation found that the signs “were part of a student art project.”
The campus newspaper, The Spectrum, reported on its website that Ashley Powell, a graduate fine arts student who is black, told a meeting of the Black Student Union Wednesday evening that she posted the signs. The Spectrum noted that many students at the meeting were outraged and walked out. Other students, the newspaper said, denounced the signs on social media as “racist” and “an act of terrorism.”