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MU Black Culture Center Sign Defaced

Emma Rechenberg/KBIA

Around 1 a.m. this morning, an unknown person used spray paint to cover the word ‘Black’ on the sign outside of the Gaines-Oldham Black Culture Center.  According to the University Of Missouri Police Department (MUPD), investigators are reviewing video surveillance from the area. The spray paint has now been removed and MUPD Chief Doug Schwandt said in a press release that the safety and security of students are their top priority, and there will be increased security on campus for the foreseeable future.

The Mizzou Legion of Black Collegian’s twitter account first tweeted a photo of the vandalized sign around 1:30 a.m. saying “The “Black” has been eliminated in “Black Culture Center”. We’re not afraid. You clearly are. Stay strong Mizzou.” As of 11:30 a.m. the tweet has been retweeted more than 2,300 times and had more than 1,300 likes.  As of Thursday morning, the spray paint had been removed from the sign. 

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The sign outside the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center at MU was vandalized Wednesday night.