Yale College Finds Anti-Semitic Drawings on Campus

The sidewalk in front of Durfee Hall at Yale College, which is a section of Yale University that is located on the Old Campus, was found to have anti-Semitic drawings on it this past Sunday.

The Yale College Dean, Jonathon Holloway, who is a professor of African American studies, history and American studies, reported the incident in an email sent from the school and posted on their website.

Holloway said that he was “saddened to report” the tasteless graffiti and that “attempts were made to remove these troubling images, but fain impressions remain.”

He goes on to say, “I condemn this shameful defacement, perpetrated anonymously under cover of night. The swastika, appropriated by the Nazis in the last century as an emblem of anti-Semitism, is particularly offensive and disrespectful toward the Jewish members of our community, but, in truth, it insults us all.”

The students of Yale have responded by replacing the hateful drawings that were scrawled on the sidewalk with positive, anti-hate messages. They have even gone as far as dubbing it a “no hate zone” and inscribed the sentiment on a set of steps in front of one of the campus’s buildings.

Yale has always been keen to welcome students of all races, religions and creeds. This sentiment is echoed by Holloway in the email sent. He states that Yale College is always striving to be “welcome views from all walks of life, embracing diversity and promoting openness.”

The college is asking anyone with any information pertaining the person or people behind the drawing to call police at 203-432-4400.

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