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VSU looks into bathroom swastika

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Source: Valdosta State University Source: Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University interim president Dr. Cecil Staton is urging students to report any potential hate crimes on campus.

Dr. Staton released a statement Wednesday saying:

The incident of hate speech discovered yesterday is a very serious matter, and we have two investigations underway into this incident.  Until those are concluded, it is inappropriate for me to comment. The Blazer community condemns hate speech in all its forms, and we are committed to creating the diverse and tolerant learning community envisioned in the Blazer Creed.

His statement comes after photos of a swastika and a racially insensitive remark on a bathroom stall in Neavins Hall were posted on Twitter.

He is also setting up a Diversity Task Force to look at a number of issues on campus. Administrators said that more information on the new task force should be released by the end of the week.

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