BSU students rally against hate after racist fliers surface on campus

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BSU students rally against hate after racist fliers surface on campus

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by Edgar Linares
Idaho's NewsChannel 7

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 8:51 PM

 

BOISE -- Boise State students held solidarity rally today to help stop hate on campus.

The rally was organized after racist fliers circulated on campus earlier this week.

Students calle the event "Hands Across Campus."  Hundreds of students joined hand in hand and see how far they could stretch across campus.  They held hands for about 15 minutes. 

Also, protesters were asked to sign a statement against hate on campus and a special event will be held at a later date.

This is in reaction to the flier that surfaced on the BSU campus and targeted black students.

The fliers offered tips on avoiding AIDS.

It suggested not having sex with bisexuals or intravenous drug users, but also read, "blacks are walking STD factories" and "once you go black we don't want you back."

A BSU spokesman said police and the school administration are investigating the fliers. 

Students wanted to make a statement against this type of hate message and are convinced they have done so.
 

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