Oberlin College cancels classes Monday after a person wearing a KKK-style hood and robe was seen on the campus near the school’s African Heritage House.
The college, located in Oberlin, OH, issued a statement on the school’s website: “We hope today will allow the entire community—students, faculty, and staff—to make a strong statement about the values that we cherish here at Oberlin: inclusion, respect for others, and a strong and abiding faith in the worth of every individual.” “Indeed, the strength of Oberlin comes from our belief that diversity and openness enriches us all, and enhances the educational mission at its core.”
This is the latest in a spate of “hate-related incidents on campus” in the last few weeks. Last week, a swastika and other graffiti appeared in Oberlin’s Conservatory of Music, while earlier February, anti-Semitic, racist and homphobic graffiti was found on the campus.
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