DALLAS - On Monday the FBI reported that there's been a six percent rise in hate crimes from the previous year. That figure may seem magnified due to recent alleged hate crimes that have happened since Donald Trump's presidential victory. Now the issue has hit close to home.
On Sunday night, a few anti-black fliers were found in a residence hall at SMU. One of the fliers was titled “Why white women shouldn`t date black men.” It included reasons such as "Black men are more likely to abuse you" and that "your kids probably wouldn't be as smart."
The university released a statement saying, "SMU condemns the racist and hateful message in these fliers... There is no justification for hostile action directed toward any member of the community."
NewsFix caught up with students on campus to get their thoughts about the situation.
It was a wake-up call for Biko McMillan. “You expect to be, in some regards, safe on campus and then you have these people, these flyers that are so heavily anti-you, anti- who you are.”
Kennedy Woodard addressed the fatigue of having to constantly deal with these issues, “I`m just mostly disappointed that this is still going on and that these type of things, people think it's okay.”
University officials are currently investigating the incident.