Minnesota College President: Racist Message Was Fabricated
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) -- The president of St. Olaf College in southern
Minnesota says a note left on a black student's car with racist content was
fabricated and not a genuine threat.
In emails to students Wednesday, David R. Anderson said it was apparently meant
``to draw attentions to concern about the campus climate.''
Citing student privacy laws, his emails did not name the author who confessed
or say whether the person is a student or otherwise affiliated with the private
Lutheran college. The student body is 74 percent white and 2 percent black.
The April 29 incident prompted a rally that night and a bigger protest May 1
that led administrators to cancel classes for the day.
Anderson says the college continues to investigate other reports of racist
messages since last fall.