Bellingham, WA – Police at Western Washington University are investigating antisemitic graffiti found in the student union.
The union’s “free speech board” is typically covered with sentiments that range from sweet to silly, but last week things turned ugly.
A drawing of a Jewish stereotype and a white supremacist symbol appeared, and were called out on social media by a Jewish student group.
The group called the images “repugnant” on Instagram, noting “It is important for individuals not to stay silent when antisemitic rhetoric is spread.”
“We have to call out negative rhetoric, but we have to be careful when calling out that rhetoric to not make ourselves into victims,” said Rabbi Avremi Yarmush, who works with Jewish students on campus.