A vandal scrawled racially disparaging graffiti on an entrance sign to Lincoln University.
Public safety officers at the historically black university found the “n-word” written in red or orange spray paint on a northwest corner entrance sign of the Chester County campus.
The officers found the offensive spray-paint around 1:50 a.m. Thursday and immediately began to wash it off, said the university.
“I have asked Public Safety to use every effort to identify the perpetrators and to put measures in place to minimize the opportunities for such displays of ignorance and hatred,” said acting President Valerie Harrison in a statement.
“This incident is a sober reminder that our forebearers persevered in the face of hatred and intimidation, yet achieved and maintained standards of excellence for which Lincoln University has become known. Let’s not allow the cowardly acts of others distract us from our commitment to maintaining this legacy or cause us to act in a manner that is inconsistent with our greatness.”
The student government, as well as alumni, also spoke out to say that they wouldn’t be discouraged by the racist incident.
No word yet on a possible suspect in the case.