The “Jena six” incident and the recent spotting of nooses around the country have once again brought the issue of racism
back into the forefront. Now, with heightened racial tensions at OSU
and the surrounding Corvallis community, Oregon can claim its own noose spotting.
The noose was spotted in front of a Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at OSU
yesterday, Nov. 8. A witch
was seen hanging from the contraption.
The incident follows a series of racist antics
that have left black and minority communities outraged. On Oct. 5, the OSU campus newspaper, The Daily Barometer
, called for a “blackout”
of Reser stadium at OSU, asking students to wear all black and paint their faces in order to show their school spirit.
The episode took a nasty turn when black and minority communities denounced the event, calling it ignorant and racist.
Following the complaints, the student-run newspaper refused to run any opinion editorials opposing the “blackout” in the paper.
A protest condemning these recent events
and advocating for greater community awareness will take place tomorrow, Nov. 10, at 6:30 pm at Reser Stadium before the OSU-UW football game that night.