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Students Protest Racism On Purdue's Campus

Last updated on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

(WEST LAFAYETTE) - Students marched along Purdue University’s campus Monday to bring to light what they say is an increase in racism on campus.

About 250 people marched on campus after a third case of racism was reported in the past year.

Last week, the words "white supremacy" were reportedly written on a mirror at Purdue's Black Cultural Center. A statement from the university says the words were transferred from a sticky note used during an educational seminar.

Tyrell Connor, President of the Black Graduate Student Association at Purdue, says the recent cases of racism on campus aren't the only cases. He says events like this happen every day to different minority groups on campus.

Connor says while Purdue does a good job of recruiting minorities, the university doesn't do much in the way of addressing incidents of racism. He says because of this, the number of voices speaking out against racism is growing which was shown in Monday's march.

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