Students Hold March in Response to Racist Threats
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. A group of Penn State students held what they termed a “solidarity walk” last month in response to recent threatening letters sent to Black students. The event, organized by the Penn State Coalition of Students, followed a rally held earlier last month that drew about 200 students. Dr. Graham B. Spanier, the university’s president, also has announced that he is establishing a reward fund for information leading to the conviction of anyone who harasses members of the university community. Four threatening hate letters were sent to Black Penn State students recently, including two sent to LaKeisha Wolf, president of the student Black Caucus. Wolf, a 21-year old broadcast journalism major from Pittsburgh, said at the rally that when she took the position as Black Caucus president, she expected that something like this would happen. “I wasn’t expecting it that day, so it was surprising and I was scared,” Wolf says. “But I can say that I’m not scared because I see all of you standing there.”
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