Antisemitic Hate Crime at UC Santa Cruz
Posted by Oyster on May 1, 2008
Antisemitic graffiti at Oakes College, UC Santa Cruz
This was received yesterday from a not-so-anonymous tipster. Sigh, do these low-life Antisemites have to do this on Yom HaShoah? Tammi Rossman-Benjamin’s response (she’s a real mentsch, btw) to UCSC’s chancellor below.
Dear Chancellor Blumenthal,
Today I witnessed some very disturbing graffiti drawn with permanent marker on the wall in the hallway outside of Oakes 105. It contained a picture of a plane flying into what appear to be the Twin Towers, with a large Jewish star between them. Underneath the towers is the number “666”, a well-known allusion to the mark of Satan, the embodiment of pure evil. (See photograph of graffiti).
It seems to me the anti-Semitic nature of this graffiti makes it not only an act of vandalism but a hate crime. University officials should inform the campus community that a morally reprehensible act has been committed, and that this is totally unacceptable behavior according to campus codes of conduct and state law.
Thank you for your attention to this very disturbing matter.
Lecturer in Hebrew