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Swastika found in elevator on Ole Miss campus

Yesterday evening, a swastika was found drawn onto the wall of an elevator in the Residential College South dormitory on campus, the Daily Mississippian reports. At this time it unknown who drew the symbol.

In a statement, the Jewish Federation of Oxford said:

“The Jewish Federation of Oxford strongly condemns the recent drawing of swastikas in the Residential College South dormitory on the University of Mississippi campus. The swastika invokes a period less than eighty years ago in which Jews and other minority groups were targeted for complete and total annihilation by those who appealed to its imagery. We expect a swift, and just, response from campus administration and the University police department, and we support the LOU community in standing against hate speech wherever it occurs.”