KSU Students Outraged Over Racist Graffiti Found In Off Campus Apartment

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Kennesaw State University students say an off-campus apartment isn't doing enough to stop racist graffiti from being painted in the hallways.

According to Atlanta News First, KSU students found the n-word painted on a wall at the off-campus apartment complex Indy Apartments in Marietta.

“It’s pretty crazy actually to see something going up on the wall like that, you know you really want to be able to come home and have a safe place and not have to see things like that on the wall especially when it’s offensive to so many people,” Chance Johnson, a KSU student who lives in the complex, said.

Students noted that this isn't the first time they've been subjected to racist graffiti. Last year, the same slur was painted in the hallway of a different floor. Students said they asked management to add cameras in the hallway to no avail.

“I just feel like a lot of these incidents could have been avoided with the use of cameras in the hallways. We do not have any cameras in our hallways,” KSU student and apartment resident A’Nia previously said.

Campus Life & Style said they added more security cameras on every residential floor and in the parking area following the incident. However, officials said the latest racist graffiti “occurred in an area that was not captured on camera.”

"We have a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech of any kind and this incident does not represent the views of the Indy and our staff nor the premium living experience we strive to offer our residents," officials said in a staement. "We immediately reported the incident to the Cobb County Police Department, repaired the wall, and requested increased courtesy patrols for the community. The Cobb County Police Department has our full cooperation, and we will do everything in our power to assist the authorities in their investigation."

Still, students are outraged and want more protection from the apartment complex.

“It’s pretty awful because you would expect that management would do a little better at making sure something like this doesn’t happen again, especially with the large black population that does go to the school,” Chance Johnson, KSU student and Indy Apartment resident, said.

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