WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Police said a report of alleged racism on Purdue's campus was an accident. The report said the words "white supremacy" were written on a mirror at the Black Cultural Center. After conducting interviews with people who used the room, Purdue Police said it was left over from a class discussion.
The report was originally believed to be the third act of racism police have investigated in the last year. Students, faculty and administrators marched on campus demanding the school take action against racist acts Monday.
More than 100 people marched to Hovde Hall where they lit candles and some administrators gave speeches.
Organizer Tyrell Connor said he hopes to get the attention of President Mitch Daniels and others, in order to spur change.
"We want to begin to change the culture of Purdue," Connor said. "And we understand this is not going to happen overnight. [We want to] institute things like a first-year course on racism. Also, in the student code of conduct we have there is no disciplinary actions on specific hate acts."
Connor said this march was modeled after a similar march on campus that took place in the 1960s.
In a statement from Daniels he said Purdue is committed to ensure a respectful environment, and behaviors that fall short are not accepted.
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