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EMU Students Come Together In Unity Against Hate Speech

Oct 7, 2016

Students at Eastern Michigan University gathered once again to protest the racist graffiti that was recently discovered on campus. 

Music was played as nearly 100 people marched in silence from the Towers residence hall on campus to King Hall where the graffiti was found.

Sophomore Desmine Robinson organized the event after one of his Caucasian classmates asked what could be done to address the issue.

"A lot of the rioting and the violence--it kind of scares people.  And no one wants to be attached to something that scares them.  And I really don't agree with violence.  I'm more of an MLK guy."

EMU police officers, as well as staff, joined the students in the march to show their support.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu