A college in the State of Massachusetts has seen its third report of an antisemitic incident this semester.
Earlier this week, a swastika and an antisemitic slur were allegedly found in the bathroom at Mount Holyoke College, a prestigious women’s college in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
According to Peggy Shakur, the School’s Deputy Regional Director, this is not the first instance of this happening, with two similar incidents occurring within the last semester. Ms Shakur stated that the graffiti was written in black marker on tile, but in the past, the graffiti has appeared on the bathroom’s mirror.
Sonya Stephens, President of Mount Holyoke College, said in a statement: “The college’s leadership team and I understand the harm and fear this symbol has provoked on our campus. We join you in both anger and grief and condemn in the strongest terms this provocation and all symbols of hate, which have no place on our campus.”
During the summer, a Chabad rabbi in Boston, Massachusetts was held at gunpoint and stabbed eight times outside of a synagogue and Jewish school.
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