Education: Message from Academe

Colleges, say blacks, are doing too little too late about racism

Last week leaflets appeared on the University of Michigan's campus at Ann Arbor. Their message: GET YOUR BLACK ASSES BACK TO AFRICA. Like a poisonous weed, that sentiment has sprouted in various forms at campuses across the U.S. as an upsurge of racism has shocked and embarrassed an array of institutions.

-- At Purdue last month, a black academic counselor, Irene Johnson, had a graffito -- DEATH NIGGER -- scratched on her office door; a few weeks earlier in front of the Black Cultural Center, a crude wooden cross was found doused with fuel that remained unlighted when whoever put it...

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