Hating on Hate Crimes

Whoever defaced two students’ cars at Southern Connecticut State University now knows where the university community stands on hate crimes.

Authorities don’t know who put swastikas and racist epithets on cars belonging to two SCSU students Nov. 21.

Friday afternoon, though, students, faculty, and administrators spoke out against hate crimes.

“That was an insult not just to these two students but to us, to each member of the Southern Connecticut State University family,”said Cheryl Nelson, President of SCSU.

More than 100 members of that family heard her open an assembly in the student center theater.

“Everyone when an event like this takes place I feel everyone rallies together, rallies around something like this,” said the president of the student government, Andrew Marullo.

Another student, John Gulston, said it’s no time for hate crimes.

“It's important to come to show that people at Southern, we don't tolerate hate crimes basically and to show that in light of the new future with a new president we're here basically to stop hate,” Gulston said.

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