University of California Davis officials are planning a town hall meeting tonight after anti-gay graffiti was found on campus this weekend, the second possible “hate crime” on campus in the past week.
Graphic anti-gay words and phrases were found spray-painted on the campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center on Saturday morning, the latest in a series of incidents on UC campuses across the state.
A Jewish UC Davis student found a swastika carved into her dorm room door late last week, and a series of racially-charged incidents — started by an off-campus party mocking urban stereotypes — have sparked an outcry at UC San Diego.
The graffiti at the Davis LGBT Center drew comment from students who said such incidents are rare on campus.
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Normally an act like this would be painted over and cleaned up within hours. But the LGBT center wants the public to see what an attack like this looks like.
The University of California system has seen it share of tension in recent weeks. Protests erupted at UC San Diego on Thursday after a fraternity held a barbecue mocking black history month.