It turns out that the racist graffiti and messages that appeared at Eastern Michigan University last year and sent students to the streets protesting were actually not concocted by a white student.
“A suspect has been arrested in connection with a string of racist graffiti incidents that occurred on the Eastern Michigan University campus last fall,” Martin Slagter reported on MLIVE on October 23, 2017. “Eddie Curlin, 29, was arraigned Monday, Oct. 23, in Washtenaw County District Court on three counts of malicious destruction of property, four counts of identity theft and one count of using computers to commit a crime stemming from vandalism incidents that took place on Eastern Michigan University’s campus beginning in fall 2016.”
“The suspect is a former student at Eastern who attended from 2014 to early 2016. He currently is in custody of the Michigan Department of Corrections serving a one-to-five year sentence on an unrelated charge of receiving and concealing stolen property.”
On September 20, 2016 Slagter had reported that “Eastern Michigan University is investigating who is responsible for spray painting the letters ‘KKK’ and a racial slur on the wall inside the courtyard of Julia Anne King Hall.”
“After the first messages appeared in September, students marched in the streets in protest for hours, eventually ending up at the home of EMU president James Smith,” Amber Athey reported in The Daily Caller. “After an EMU football game several days later, a group of students stormed the field and raised their fists in a display of “black power.”