A string of hate crimes around the Evanston area reached a head last Monday when a three-foot swastika was found on Northwestern's Norris University Center, accompanied by the words "Die Jews." This highlighted concerns about racism on college campuses.
In response, student leaders and minority groups at Northwestern asked the minority student population to wear all black last Tuesday and remain silent to show their anger and disapproval. The next day, all students, regardless of race, were asked to wear black in a show of solidarity, as part of an attempt by Northwestern to heal the wounds opened by the criminal acts.
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