NAACP: Expel NC Students For Racist Obama Graffiti

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The North Carolina NAACP wants North Carolina State University to expel four students accused of painting racist messages about President-elect Obama on campus.

School Chancellor James Oblinger held a closed-door meeting Wednesday with NAACP President Rev. William Barber to discuss the graffiti in the campus free expression tunnel.

Barber wants an official response within 48 hours. Oblinger says both sides have agreed to move forward.

Four students admitted spray-painting the messages, including one that used a racial slur and suggested shooting Obama in the head.

Officials have said the unidentified students won't face criminal charges because the writing wasn't a hate crime since it was written on a wall where free speech is encouraged.

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  • by deirdre Location: Dallas, Texas on Jul 12, 2010 at 06:33 AM
    I disagree with the NAACP. There has to be a stop to this kind of madness. why do we as people think that we don't have smart and intelligent Black people to run a country. the problems that we are having is due to the last president and his staff. not doing the right thing for the people of the United States.The person that made the last statement ask what has changed? Nothing the racism and slavery is still here it's just that they have gotten more creative with it now.If the shoe was on the other foot and it was another race doing it would we call that freedom of speech? when do we stop accepting things like this and say enough is enough. when do we stop sweeping things under the rug. and this pres. for the NAACP is to soft and a push over.
  • by Jay Location: Lynn Haven on Nov 13, 2008 at 07:55 AM
    I'm not agreeing with the NAACP, but why is a preceived threat against the president(elect) acceptable now? Freedom of speech?Before you could even pretend saying that you would kill the president without the CIA kicking your door in. What has changed?
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