The University of Georgia and Georgia College & State University are investigating who drew swastikas and other racist messages this week on their campuses.
The racist incidents are the latest in a growing list of similar incidents on other college campuses including Syracuse University. At UGA swastikas were drawn on message boards, which University President Jere Morehead described as “appalling.” Swastikas were also drawn at Smith College and UMass Amherst.
At Georgia College, two students reported earlier this week that a swastika was drawn on the doors of their residence hall. “White power” was written in dust on a vehicle near the Milledgeville campus. Both incidents took place last Saturday and Sunday.
According to an October U.S. Government Accountability office report, religious hate crimes have increased significantly nationwide over the past 10 years.