Another racist person has made a threat against Black students. This time it was directed at Howard University. The threat came from the website 4Chan.
In the letter, the anonymous person wrote, “Seriously America why are we still putting up this s—? They [Blacks] go around whining and complaining as if there’s something that’s wrong in the world to fix. I left MU yesterday because I couldn’t put up with it anymore. I go home to MD [Maryland] and it’s always the n—s causing trouble everywhere. So I’ve decided. Any n—s left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. Sure, the po po [police] will take me down, but I’ll go out a hero knowing I made the world better.”
School administrators at Howard University are taking the threat seriously. President Dr. Wayne A.I. Fredrick wrote to students, “We are aware of the threat made against the University and its students and are working with campus, local, and federal law enforcement on this serious matter. We strongly encourage the campus community and our neighbors to stay vigilant and report suspicious activity.”
The incident comes on the heels of the unrest at the University of Missouri. Days after President Tim Wolfe resigned due to protest by Black students, racist individuals have made threats against Black students. Hunter Park was arrested after he posted on Yik Yak, “I’m going to stand my ground tomorrow and shoot every black person I see.” Another racist man, Connor B. Stottlemyre, used Yik Yak to post the message, “I’m gonna shoot any black people tomorrow, so be ready.”
The latest incidents prove that millennials are facing a new form of racism. Hate that is being spewed on social media is spreading and creating a new generation of racists. The threats should all be viewed as acts of terrorism. However, Park was giving a minuscule bond of $4,500 and Stottlemyre was arrested and was not initially charged with a crime.