COLUMBUS, Ohio - The executive director of the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center called for the arrest of the person responsible for graffiti that might have been racially-charged after it was found on a campus building Thursday morning.
The words “Long Live Zimmerman” were found spray-painted on the walls of The Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center, located at 153 W. 12th Ave., on the Ohio State campus, at about 8 a.m., 10TV’s Kevin Landers reported.
Some said that the graffiti indicated support for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in February.
The vandalism was found one night after a student rally took place in memory of Martin, Landers reported.
“Ignorance is bliss,” said Larry Williamson, the executive director of the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center. “We want the person brought to trial, caught. We want to make sure these kinds of things don’t happen.”
Police said that no witnesses to the crime were identified. The graffiti was power-washed from the wall later in the morning.
“graffiti that might have been racially-charged”
Are you fucking joking? Might have been?
At this point, somebody could commit a hate crime and say, “I did it because I hate Black people.” over and over again and we’d be urged not to leap to conclusions because there are a thousand different things that could mean.
This should be made painstakingly clear. I gained a few followers this night.