A UD student from Puerto Rico said he was stunned when he heard about the racial slurs written on a dorm door earlier this week.
“I feel very safe being here, you know. This is where I’ve met most of my friends, being diverse, from other countries. And I know they feel safe because they’ve told me … to find something like that happen is just shocking,” said Ismael Isern, a sophomore studying pre-medicine.
Several students echoed statements made by Spina, that the act is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
“Yeah, we’re on a college campus and there are probably people who think that’s funny or something, but honestly something like that is never funny,” said Ashton Najarian, also a sophomore.
“I’m a minority and I live with people who are African-American descent as well, but … stuff like that is so childish,” said Kyle Sanchez.
The university is trying to find who is responsible for the racist messages, but so far we have not learned a suspect was identified. Spina’s letter said that UD “will continue to investigate and will hold those responsible accountable for this action.”