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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WCAV?WTVR)--An act of seeming vandalism at the University of Virginia could indicate the presence of racism on grounds, or could just be a prank.

Some students told CBS 6 affiliates WCAV they're not surprised.

The sign outside the student health center read, "UVa Hates Blacks."

"Since I've been at the university, there's always been this sort of racial tension overcast over everything," student Ebonie Williams said to WCAV.

The graffiti was erased quickly.

"UVa has a lot of diversity as far as numbers, but as far as interaction between those communities and understanding the different cultural differences, it's not there," Williams said.

She said it's also not the first act of apparent racism at the University of Virginia.

The university released a statement to the WCAV regarding the sign, saying:

"The university rejects any such expression of hatred and ignorance. UVa is committed to promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment, and there is no place for intolerance, bigotry or hatred in such an environment. We condemn this act, which does not represent the University's values, and will not be tolerated."

Williams has a message for the person who wrote the graffiti.

"I would pray for them because they're the ones losing out by not interacting with different people and are stuck in their ways," she said. "In the end, it's only them that loses."


  • airjackie

    Interesting after watching the basketball team in the 2012-2013 NIT QuarterFinals were it was the win not the race that got cheers. You would think the Jackie Robinson days of 1947 were over after 66 years.

    • Manalishi

      Airjackie? Are you saying people should have cheered the race instead of the win?? It appeared as if you were trying to support a racist statement by injecting Jackie Robinson.

  • Neko

    I graduated in 2009, and when I was there, we had a black girl run for student council president of my 2nd year class, and someone vandalized her car with the “n” word in spray paint. It was pretty bad, because she broke down and cried when it happened

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