The staff members of the Oberlin College Multicultural Resource Center found this note inside of their office this morning. This office is locked after 5pm. In order to get inside one must exchange their student I.D for the key to the room. So obviously this was done by a student. The MRC sent out this email.————Trigger Warning: This letter contains the original language and image contained in hate speech found inside the MRC this morning. February 12, 2013Dear MRC Family,This morning, the MRC was attacked by a hate note labeling us as the “N*gger+F*ggot Center.” This act is connected to the hate speech found on many posters around campus over the past few days and to a larger history that supports white heteropatriarchy on this campus. These ongoing occurrences continue to bring up a variety of emotions that leave us all feeling angry, hurt, frustrated, disillusioned and disappointed. As we work through these emotions and think through how best we would like to address these acts, we will continue to support our communities in order to create a safe space where people can be affirmed and empowered.These heinous acts are hateful and ignorant, and we come together in outrage and condemnation of them. We will not allow these instances to intimidate us, define us, or delegitimize our right to exist as full members of this community. We also will not let them deter us from our ideological, yet very real, commitment to dismantling structures of oppression and dominance.For more than seventeen years the MRC has been an integral part of Oberlin. We will not stop providing support to the people we serve. In fact, this reaffirms and renews our efforts to provide a space for healing, community building, and institutional change. The staff of the MRC is always available to talk or provide support at all times. Feel free to email, call us or drop by the office. In Struggle, Solidarity, and Love, The MRC

The staff members of the Oberlin College Multicultural Resource Center found this note inside of their office this morning. This office is locked after 5pm. In order to get inside one must exchange their student I.D for the key to the room. So obviously this was done by a student. The MRC sent out this email.
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Trigger Warning: This letter contains the original language and image contained in hate speech found inside the MRC this morning. 

February 12, 2013

Dear MRC Family,

This morning, the MRC was attacked by a hate note labeling us as the “N*gger+F*ggot Center.” This act is connected to the hate speech found on many posters around campus over the past few days and to a larger history that supports white heteropatriarchy on this campus. These ongoing occurrences continue to bring up a variety of emotions that leave us all feeling angry, hurt, frustrated, disillusioned and disappointed. As we work through these emotions and think through how best we would like to address these acts, we will continue to support our communities in order to create a safe space where people can be affirmed and empowered.

These heinous acts are hateful and ignorant, and we come together in outrage and condemnation of them. We will not allow these instances to intimidate us, define us, or delegitimize our right to exist as full members of this community. We also will not let them deter us from our ideological, yet very real, commitment to dismantling structures of oppression and dominance.

For more than seventeen years the MRC has been an integral part of Oberlin. We will not stop providing support to the people we serve. In fact, this reaffirms and renews our efforts to provide a space for healing, community building, and institutional change. The staff of the MRC is always available to talk or provide support at all times. Feel free to email, call us or drop by the office. 

In Struggle, Solidarity, and Love, 
The MRC

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    I’d be more offended that they couldn’t come up with something more clever. Or had the balls to make it permanent, like...
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    Private colleges in the midwest. Not alone after all were you, St. Olaf?
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    I’m not really a fan of derogatory statements of any kind. Why should I take back a word that the “majority” community...
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    2013.
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    This is awful! My ex-girlfriend goes to Oberlin…
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    this is actually just the latest in a series of similar incidents. there was graffiti with slurs on the science center...
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    Can’t believe this is happening here.
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    Smfh
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    Oberlin, I expect you to address this. I do not think this note was left in some kind of “ironic” attempt at...
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    stay classy oberlin
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    Hey remember when I was literally just talking about how so many entitled, “progressive” liberal arts students are...
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