Classes were cancelled on Monday.
(Oberlin, Ohio)- A person wearing a KKK uniform consisting of a white robe and pointed cap was seen on the Oberlin College campus near the African Heritage Building. This happened Sunday evening and early Monday morning and the person left before police arrived.
This is one of several racists incidents that have occured on campus over the past few weeks. Incidents included posters for Black History Month being defaced, graffiti with swastikas found on campus and other homophobic or racists events.
Oberlin College handled the incident on Monday by cancelling all classes and Dean of Liberal Studies Sean Decatur says several programs teaching about diversity were held on campus "as an educational institution we need to recognize that learning happens both inside and outside the classroom".
Decatur says this is a reminder that Oberlin is a part of the larger world, and they are not excluded from prejudice. Oberlin College they pride themselves as a diverse learning institution with acceptance for everyone.
An investigation is ongoing.
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