March 18, 2019 4.53 pm This story is over 30 months old

“Racism and hate not tolerated,” says Lincoln university after graffiti on campus

Vice Chancellor Mary Stuart says it will not be tolerated

The stairs between two buildings at the University of Lincoln were vandalised with a ‘racial slur’. The university confirmed the racist graffiti has been removed and is being investigated.

Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, Professor Mary Stuart said racism and hate will “not be tolerated”.

A poster in the Facebook group ‘Overheard at Lincoln’, who wished to remain anonymous, said several hours ago that “some bigot vandalised the stairs between the MHT and Stephen Langton building with a racial slur.”

They also said this is not the first incident and it is the second time it happened. The graffiti has since been removed.

Professor Mary Stuart said: “The University of Lincoln is committed to maintaining a respectful and inclusive environment where all of our staff and students can work and study together.

“We unite as a community to create an environment where racism and hate is not tolerated and staff and students can work and study without fear of experiencing bullying or discrimination.

“I am dismayed to discover that today there was racist graffiti on our campus. This is not acceptable and has now been removed and is being investigated.

“All of us have a role to play in combating bias and bullying as a means to stop discrimination and I ask all of you to join together and to be vigilant and pro-active in reporting suspicious or inappropriate behaviour.

“Only by uniting against discrimination can we support one another.

“Anyone who is a victim of hate or bullying or who feels affected by these matters should contact Student Services.”

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