Racism 101: Trouble on Campuses Around the Nation

Incidents of racism at colleges in recent months.

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Racial Discrimination, Vandalizing and Blackface - From blackface to racial discrimination to vandalization of property, there continues to be reports of racism on campuses across the country. Of the 6,718 hate crimes offenses reported in 2012, 8.3 percent occurred at schools or colleges, according to the FBI. Take a look at several incidents of racism from around the nation in recent months. — Natelege Whaley (@nateIege)  (Photo: Getty Images)

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Georgia Tech Frat Suspended - A Black female student at Georgia Tech complained that fraternity members of Phi Delta Theta at the school yelled racial slurs at her from a window in August 2015. As a result, the chapter cannot participate in the school's Greek Week and are banned from throwing parties on campus until August 2016, according to Reuters.  (Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

American University Students Post Racist Comments on Social Media  - Students at American University used Yik Yak to upload anonymous racist messages in March. Some of the messages included, "Tell your people to dress cleanly. No hootin and a hollerin in public,"  and "I really don?t like 99 percent of the Black people I meet." (Photo: American University)

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American University Students Post Racist Comments on Social Media - Students at American University used Yik Yak to upload anonymous racist messages in March. Some of the messages included, "Tell your people to dress cleanly. No hootin and a hollerin in public,"  and "I really don’t like 99 percent of the Black people I meet." (Photo: American University)

Students Wear KKK Uniforms on Wheaton College Campus - In March, during an off-season team building event, Wheaton College football players used a skit that had participants dress up in KKK uniforms and hold Confederate flags. The skit was supposed to ridicule racists, but many students did not like the use of racist symbols on campus. The members of the team apologized for their racial insensitivity.  (Photo: Wheaton College)

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Students Wear KKK Uniforms on Wheaton College Campus - In March, during an off-season team building event, Wheaton College football players used a skit that had participants dress up in KKK uniforms and hold Confederate flags. The skit was supposed to ridicule racists, but many students did not like the use of racist symbols on campus. The members of the team apologized for their racial insensitivity.  (Photo: Wheaton College)

Fraternity Student Expelled at University of Alabama for Slur  - A Chi Omega sorority member was expelled for Snapchatting a photo of a University of Alabama event with the caption "Off, probation n******!" in August. The student may also be facing university disciplinary actions. (Photo: Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)

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Fraternity Student Expelled at University of Alabama for Slur - A Chi Omega sorority member was expelled for Snapchatting a photo of a University of Alabama event with the caption "Off, probation n******!" in August. The student may also be facing university disciplinary actions. (Photo: Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)

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Sorority Members Present Sister With Inappropriate Birthday Cake  - Members of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland gave one of their members a birthday cake, captioned with "Suck a n**** d***." Photos of the birthday cake surfaced on Instagram and received more than 50 likes back in December. (Photo: John Greim/Loop Images/Loop Images/Corbis)

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Sorority Members Present Sister With Inappropriate Birthday Cake - Members of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland gave one of their members a birthday cake, captioned with "Suck a n**** d***." Photos of the birthday cake surfaced on Instagram and received more than 50 likes back in December. (Photo: John Greim/Loop Images/Loop Images/Corbis)

University of Oklahoma Fraternity Sings Racist Chant - In March, a video surfaced of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity singing a racist chant on the bus. Lyrics to the song included, "There will never be a n***** in SAE." The fraternity has since been closed at the university, and members of the group were suspended.(Photo: Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)

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University of Oklahoma Fraternity Sings Racist Chant - In March, a video surfaced of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity singing a racist chant on the bus. Lyrics to the song included, "There will never be a n***** in SAE." The fraternity has since been closed at the university, and members of the group were suspended.(Photo: Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)

Student Hangs Noose at Duke University  - A student at Duke University hung a noose from a tree on the campus early this month. The student's identity has not been released, but university officials say the student is no longer attending the University and a criminal investigation is ongoing. (Photo: Julian Rupp/Westend61/Corbis)

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Student Hangs Noose at Duke University - A student at Duke University hung a noose from a tree on the campus early this month. The student's identity has not been released, but university officials say the student is no longer attending the University and a criminal investigation is ongoing. (Photo: Julian Rupp/Westend61/Corbis)

Colgate University Students Launches #CanYouHearUsNow - A group of students at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, have created the #CanYouHearUsNow movement in response to insensitive messages posted to the social media site Yik Yak. "I don't want Blacks at this school," one message read. The students met with the president of the university Thursday (Sept. 25) to discuss ways to prevent future incidents of racism on and around campus, according to USA Today. (Photo: Colgate University)

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Colgate University Students Launches #CanYouHearUsNow - A group of students at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, have created the #CanYouHearUsNow movement in response to insensitive messages posted to the social media site Yik Yak. "I don't want Blacks at this school," one message read. The students met with the president of the university Thursday (Sept. 25) to discuss ways to prevent future incidents of racism on and around campus, according to USA Today. (Photo: Colgate University)

Drawing of Person Being Hanged Put on Black Student's Door - A Black student at Grand Valley State University was the target of racist remarks in February 2014. Someone wrote disparaging words on a whiteboard outside the student's dorm room door.  Also a drawn was an image of  a person being hanged. (Photo: Grand Valley State University)

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Drawing of Person Being Hanged Put on Black Student's Door - A Black student at Grand Valley State University was the target of racist remarks in February 2014. Someone wrote disparaging words on a whiteboard outside the student's dorm room door.  Also a drawn was an image of  a person being hanged. (Photo: Grand Valley State University)

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Racial Slurs Found in UNCG Library - On Dec. 18, University of North Carolina at Greensboro police charged Grant Patrick Ruder, 18, a white student, with one count of ethnic intimidation. Racial slurs were written on tables, walls and in books of the African-American studies section of a library on Dec. 4. (Photo: FOX News 8)

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Racial Slurs Found in UNCG Library - On Dec. 18, University of North Carolina at Greensboro police charged Grant Patrick Ruder, 18, a white student, with one count of ethnic intimidation. Racial slurs were written on tables, walls and in books of the African-American studies section of a library on Dec. 4. (Photo: FOX News 8)

Lee University Students Dress in Blackface - Two white students at Lee University painted their faces and bodies black and wore tee shirts with the words ?My N---a? written on it for a themed party in November. The girls apologized for the image after posting it to Instagram and removed it. Administrators at Lee University said the action ?reflects ignorance of the past.? (Photo: WikiCommons)

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Lee University Students Dress in Blackface - Two white students at Lee University painted their faces and bodies black and wore tee shirts with the words “My N---a” written on it for a themed party in November. The girls apologized for the image after posting it to Instagram and removed it. Administrators at Lee University said the action “reflects ignorance of the past.” (Photo: WikiCommons)

Students Rally Against Hate Crime at San Jose State - Three white students at San Jose State University thought it would be funny to tie a metal bicycle lock around the neck of their Black roommate and nickname him ?three-fifths? in reference to slavery in November. They also locked him inside his room and hung a Confederate flag in his window. The attackers face misdemeanor hate-crime and battery charges. (Photo: AP Photo/San Jose Mercury News, Karl Mondon)

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Students Rally Against Hate Crime at San Jose State - Three white students at San Jose State University thought it would be funny to tie a metal bicycle lock around the neck of their Black roommate and nickname him “three-fifths” in reference to slavery in November. They also locked him inside his room and hung a Confederate flag in his window. The attackers face misdemeanor hate-crime and battery charges. (Photo: AP Photo/San Jose Mercury News, Karl Mondon)

Students File Complaint Against Professor for Discussing Racism - Two white students at Minneapolis Community Technical College filed a complaint against Professor Shannon Gibney for holding a discussion on structural racism during one of her lectures in November. Gibney says she was then reprimanded by MCTC, although the college denies doing so.(Photo: City College Air via YouTube)

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Students File Complaint Against Professor for Discussing Racism - Two white students at Minneapolis Community Technical College filed a complaint against Professor Shannon Gibney for holding a discussion on structural racism during one of her lectures in November. Gibney says she was then reprimanded by MCTC, although the college denies doing so.(Photo: City College Air via YouTube)

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University of Alabama to End Segregation Within White Sororities - After being at the center of controversy in September for its segregated Greek system, the University of Alabama issued a new deal to allow organizations to offer membership bids to Black candidates who were previously rejected, according to TIME. Four traditionally white sororities were called out for blocking Black candidates, who were well qualified, from joining. (Photo: Courtesy of Alpha Chi Omega)

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UT Austin Student Hit With Bleach Bomb - In August, Bryan Davis was a victim in a string of bleach bombing incidents targeting students of color at the University of Texas-Austin. Davis, like other students, had reported the incident to Austin police and said nothing had been done to stop the attacks. (Photo: Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

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UT Austin Student Hit With Bleach Bomb - In August, Bryan Davis was a victim in a string of bleach bombing incidents targeting students of color at the University of Texas-Austin. Davis, like other students, had reported the incident to Austin police and said nothing had been done to stop the attacks. (Photo: Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

Racist Frat Prank at University Of Chicago - A fraternity at the University of Chicago came under fire after they were tied to pranking an African-American mail carrier in June. Iran Becton said he dragged 79 boxes to the frat's house. One member then told Becton to read the name on the order ?Reggin Toggaf? (read it backwards to get it), which reads as derogatory terms against gays and Blacks. (Photo: Phi Delta Theta/University of Chicago)

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Racist Frat Prank at University Of Chicago - A fraternity at the University of Chicago came under fire after they were tied to pranking an African-American mail carrier in June. Iran Becton said he dragged 79 boxes to the frat's house. One member then told Becton to read the name on the order “Reggin Toggaf” (read it backwards to get it), which reads as derogatory terms against gays and Blacks. (Photo: Phi Delta Theta/University of Chicago)

Racist Graffiti Painted on Bridge in UVA - The University of Virginia?s Beta Bridge, which serves as ?an ultimate display of freedom of expression,? was defaced when someone spray painted a racial slur and a vulgar image on it in May. Days after, the message ?Black solidarity and progression. Racism will not deface our vision,? was left as a response to the crude remarks on the landmark. (Photo: Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)

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Racist Graffiti Painted on Bridge in UVA - The University of Virginia’s Beta Bridge, which serves as “an ultimate display of freedom of expression,” was defaced when someone spray painted a racial slur and a vulgar image on it in May. Days after, the message “Black solidarity and progression. Racism will not deface our vision,” was left as a response to the crude remarks on the landmark. (Photo: Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)

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FBI Investigated Oberlin College Hate Crimes - On March 7, the FBI began investigating Oberlin College after a series of hate crimes brought discomfort to the campus. There were racist slurs written on posters, and swastikas and “Whites Only” messages drawn over water fountains. It was also reported that someone dressed in a Ku Klux Klan-like hood and robe was walking near the school’s African Heritage House. (Photo: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)