A second swastika was found on the Syracuse University campus in the span of less than a week.
The Daily Orange student newspaper reported that the swastika was discovered on Jan. 24 in a men’s bathroom stall in the Marshall Student Union. The student union is where various classrooms, stores and restaurants are located on campus, according to The Daily Orange.
On Jan. 21, a swastika was found drawn on a table in the campus library. The perpetrator in that instance was discovered and referred to the university’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Anti-Defamation League New York/New Jersey tweeted that it was disturbed about the second swastika but thankful that a perpetrator was found in the Jan. 21 incident. “#Swastikas are deeply offensive and hurtful to #Jews and other minorities,” they wrote. “We expect appropriate action [to be] taken.”
Troubled a second swastika in a week was found @SyracuseU. Grateful the perpetrators were identified. #Swastikas are deeply offensive and hurtful to #Jews and other minorities. We expect appropriate action is taken with regards to these individuals. https://t.co/PUd72Bvu0p
— ADL New York / New Jersey (@ADL_NYNJ) January 27, 2020
There have been 22 instances of anti-Semitic and racist incidents at Syracuse since the beginning of November, according to The Daily Orange. One of the instances was a swastika drawn in the snow across the street from an apartment building where myriad students reside.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, criticized the Syracuse administration’s handling of such matters in November.
“They have not been handled in a manner that reflects this state’s aggressive opposition to such odious, reckless, reprehensible behavior,” Cuomo said. “That these actions should happen on the campus of a leading New York university makes this situation even worse.”