President of black university targeted for White House visit

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick accompanied a number of colleagues on a visit to the West Wing on Monday, where President Trump hosted a company of officials from historically-black colleges.

On Tuesday, Frederick was the victim of targeted vandalism, with students labeling their president as the “overseer of Trump’s plantation.”

Other instances of Howard students targeting their university president were also found on other areas of the campus.  The hateful spray-painted messages included “Wayne Frederick Doesn’t Care About Black People” and “Make Howard Black Again.”

In response, Frederick issued a letter to his student body Tuesday, saying, “While I respect freedom of expression, I strongly oppose vandalism as a form of free expression. In the true spirit of Howard University, I am asking members of the community to join me in conversation over the next several weeks to discuss the campus relations that impact us all.”

“Howard University is a place that I call home; a place that I love; a place that nurtured me. Every member of our community calls her home, so we should all have respect for her,” Frederick continued. “Every member of our diverse community must engage responsibly and ensure that our actions are infused with goodwill, kindness and respect. Our common ground must be Truth and Service.”

According to the publication DCist, sophomore student Francisco Joseph said, “I see the students’ need to protest, but this is just clear vandalism. I’m never about slandering people — this went a little bit too far.”

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H/T: The Blaze

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