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Pro-Zimmerman Graffiti Appears On Ohio State University Building

| On 05, Apr 2012

Graffiti showed up on the campus of The Ohio State University on Thursday morning. (Photo via Twitter)

There are some days in our lives when we are less than proud of our alma mater.

Today is one of those days for me.

Students and faculty at The Ohio State University were greeted on Thursday morning to graffiti on the side of the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center. The white spray paint over the building’s brick read, “Long Live Zimmerman.”

The saying referenced George Zimmerman, the accused killer of Trayvon Martin in Florida on February 26.

Employees at the university removed the graffiti within hours of its discovery. President E. Gordon Gee also issued an official statement condemning the act. He says police at Ohio State are actively investigating the incident.

This kind of vandalism doesn’t surprise me. That is in no way a knock against Ohio State, but rather the culture we live in.

We’re in an era where an errant tweet from filmmaker Spike Lee sent an avalanche of camera crews and some death threats to the WRONG George Zimmerman’s house in Sanford, Florida. People truly believe they have a right to express themselves in any way possible. They hold a belief and will do anything to get attention about it. And that’s just one example…

It’s still kinda sad to see my former school make headlines for something as petty as this.

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