NC State Students Block Tunnel Over Racist Graffiti

Students at North Carolina State University in Raleigh are blocking access to a tunnel because of racist graffiti painted inside.

WRAL-TV reports that students painted the tunnel black overnight Wednesday to remove racist and anti-gay graffiti involving President Barack Obama.

A group of students also linked arms in the tunnel and prevented anyone from passing through.

The Free Expression Tunnel is used by students to comment on any issue. It's also a major thoroughfare on campus.

The protesters say they'll continue their blockade until the university adopts stricter controls on what can be written in the tunnel.

Chancellor Randy Woodson condemned the graffiti Tuesday. A sign at the tunnel asks students to refrain from offensive messages.


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  • by Anon Location: Tunnel Rat on Nov 11, 2010 at 01:22 PM
    If I had been offended, I would have just painted over the comment in black and than countered with an original, snappy litle retort -- if I could have come up with an original, snappy little retort.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2010 at 07:24 PM
    Some of you people stay on this site so much like Obama Snake Oil, Sam, Audra, Wilma, and Wolfgang I just wonder do you even wash that behind. I mean sitting on your behind keep that scent in and you might want to get up and let that behind breathe alittle.
  • by All on Nov 10, 2010 at 07:15 PM
    racist people should go live in a hole and you know who you are. I would protest too. Who cares Pete if you see vulgar comments and walk through. I know you are lying if someone black would write something ugly towards whites you will be the first to call them thugs. Keep protesting people.
  • by Sick and Tired Location: ENC on Nov 9, 2010 at 04:10 PM
    To Northerner: Go home! And take Obama with you. Oops, forgot. He is back HOME in Indonesia on our tax dollars having another vacation/family reunion this time. He, who claims not to be Muslim, is intent on visiting the country with the largest Muslim population while we pay for it and people starve in our own country!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 8, 2010 at 04:16 PM
    republican tunnel vision factory on Nov 5, 2010 at, 08:53 PM, it got Juan Willams fired from NPR...Sorry, some of us are not poltically correct and have that self preservation thing going on...ya know, its instinct. Yea, not much into that political correctness thing...it doesn't work for me or my friends or most of America...we kind of know they want us dead since we are infidels. Sam, when you have a bloodbath like that, is it safe to use vinegar to take it out of cloth? I think Lavon wet his shorts during it, not sure if amonia and bio blood could stain your clothes or set them in. Gosh, 100 years of dems in NC....I think Lavon is crying in his sandbox...think his dog took the head off his Obama doll...sad. They will not make that doll after 2012, however, the Jimmy Carter doll is still in production in China.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Nov 8, 2010 at 01:30 PM
    OSOC, I'm sure Lavon was real mad about that tuesday night LOL.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2010 at 06:37 PM
    So what is freedom of expression?? does it mean with restrictions??? does it mean you can make fun of whites but not blacks and gays? Does it mean you can call a priest a pedophile but not a muslim a terrorist?? and who gets to make up these rule??
  • by Truthteller on Nov 6, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    It looks like thugs, not students are blocking the tunnel.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2010 at 12:31 AM
    What? They painted the tunnel black? Isn't that racist?
  • by republican tunnel vision factory on Nov 5, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    Obama snake oil - What did you mean when you said; "Of course I get nevous when muslims get on a plane with me....' I'm Not familiar with that word. Please enlighten me. Thanks.
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