Investigate this incident
Racial hate does not reflect social justice mission.
Published: Monday, April 2, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 2, 2012 12:04
This letter was submitted with several photographs of recent graffiti that was scribbled on bulletins posted by the Association of Latin American Students. This graffiti depicted appalling and offensive language.
The Torch staff felt the images of this graffiti were too offensive to include with this letter.
Dear Fellow Colleagues,
I don’t know if it’s a prank, but something this offensive doesn’t cause humor at all. It is a shame that someone who attends this institution would have the audacity of writing such racist remarks. Roosevelt University stands strong on social justice and is a firm supporter of equal opportunities. Immigrants have the same objective that the founders of this country had: change. It is a shame that this individual attends this institution and lacks the knowledge of our country’s history.
The United States was founded by immigrants and it keeps moving forward thanks to the hard work of immigrants. They not only come looking for a better life, but their offspring risk their lives in the military. Let us not forget what we learned in our history classes. Let us not suffer from a collective amnesia, and forget that this country and this land were already occupied by natives. I ask Roosevelt University to walk the talk and investigate this incident and hold that individual accountable for his or her actions.
If you were to ask me who I am, I would proudly respond: “I am the daughter of immigrants, the great granddaughter of a Mexican Revolution general and a productive member of society.”
I know my history.
Thank you for your time.