Thursday, November 17, 2011

Students Put “Colored Only” Sign Above Water Fountain At SUNY

Campus police at an upstate New York college say they're investigating the posting of racist signs in two buildings at the school.     
A sign reading "Colored only'' was found posted over a drinking fountain in the Humanities Building at the State University of New York at New Paltz, 65 miles south of Albany, reports The Times Herald-Record of Middletown.     
The sign was found Nov. 8. The newspaper reports that three other similar signs were found in a dormitory later that week.     
SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian has sent memos to students and faculty decrying the incidents. He is also proposing a Nov. 30 forum to discuss the racist incidents.    
While there have been no arrests, campus police Chief David Dugatkin said Wednesday the investigation has turned up several potentially strong leads.

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