20 swastikas found at Curry College last week – CBS Boston


MILTON (CBS) — Twenty swastika symbols and racist graffiti were found on the walls of Curry College last week, college president Kenneth Quigley said in a recorded video address on campus.

“These disgusting acts of anti-Semitism and racism will not be tolerated,” Quigley said in the video that was posted Monday, “The person or persons responsible for this must be identified, removed from our campus and brought to justice.” .

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Milton Police said they are investigating five separate incidents of hate speech on the Milton campus that occurred between January 27 and January 30. All incidents were reported after the fact and police do not have a description of a suspect.

Incidents are already spreading in the greater community of Milton. Just ask Rabbi Alfred Benjamin of Congregation Beth Shalom in Milton. Benjamin said he has already reached out to the Jewish community in Curry and called on the entire campus to condemn the acts.

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“It’s really when you get that kind of support coverage. When you get that rush of people saying no, not here, never, we’re with you,” Benjamin said.

The incidents come at a time when the Anti-Defamation League of New England says anti-Semitism is surprisingly common.

“Last week we saw similar incidents in Newton. We saw similar incidents in Marblehead. It’s really painful,” said Robert Trestan, regional manager for ADL New England.

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On Tuesday, the college held listening sessions for students and staff, and a campus-wide community event will take place later in February.

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