While cleaning a residence hall bathroom, a custodian noticed a message written on the bathroom stall wall.
On Monday, Nov. 14th Marcus Lewis, custodian at Texas A&M University-Kingsville turned to Facebook to post pictures of the vandalism stating “It seems that since election day some of us are feeling ourselves and are now free to spew hateful & divisive rhetoric.”
The South Texan did not receive a reply back from Lewis. According to Nov. 15th Action News 10 article, Lewis said, “It was kind of depressing, it was sad. If it said something else toward black folks, I would be offended, so I have to be equally offended, because it’s talking about my Hispanics brothers and sisters.”
“That’s disgusting!” said Andre Hill, Undecided major
President Tallant sent out a message to all faculty & staff and student on Tuesday, Nov. 15th stating, “After the presidential election, several communities across the country experienced incidents of racism and intolerance toward specific groups of people. Several campuses had similar incidents, and unfortunately we are not immune from this type of behavior. We recently discovered some inappropriate and racist graffiti in one of our residence hall bathrooms, and we are looking into it.”
There is an investigation and surveillance cameras are being checked.
“I don’t have much to say but whoever wrote that is immature,” said Kaleigh Martinez, Business System Information major
“It sucks to see stupid stuff like that on campus. I mean the election it is what it is but the fact that that’s here on campus, it’s really sad,” said Monica Chavez, Kinesiology major.
At the end of the President’s message it stated, “The safety of this campus is our primary concern. I want to remind everyone that incidences of discrimination should be reported to Karen Royal at [email protected] and any safety concerns should be reported to the University Police at 593-2611.”