Racist messages investigated at Cal State Long Beach

- Students at Cal State University Long Beach are expressing disappointment and anger over a string of racial incidents on campus.

"I am sad that it's happening but I'm definitely not surprised," said Junior, Tiwani Oseni.

Last week, a racial slur was written on a men's bathroom wall near the lecture hall and a campus newspaper posted a photo of the racist rhyme which read: "Peas in a pod, birds of a feather, humans and blank should not be together."

"It's very unfortunate... it shouldn't be happening in a campus like this." Said, Karn Deepsingh, a Master's degree student. 

University President Jane Close Conoley sent out a statement saying in part: "I vigorously condemn messages that demean any group. In this case, our Black students and organizations—as well as our entire community—can be assured that when we discover the source of this or any other vitriolic graffiti, we will remove it immediately and continue to investigate perpetrators."

The university has seen a string of racially charged incidents in the past month. On September 15, the student newspaper reported a pro-Nazi poster was hung on the wall's of the school's multicultural center. A day later, someone posted violent threats on the La Raza Student Association's Facebook page.

The threats have been reported to the FBI and are currently under investigation by campus police.

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