University of Maryland Announces New Procedures after Black Student Killed in Possible Hate Crime

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A black student from Bowie State University, Richard Collins III, was stabbed to death by a white student who was an alleged member of an online hate group. Collins was killed on the University of Maryland campus.

The University of Maryland announced the following steps after the news of the arrest was made:

  • The creation of a “trained, rapid-response team for any hate-bias incident. This action team — comprised of faculty, staff and students — would provide support and services to any member of our community who is the subject of a hate incident.”
  • The allocation of $100,000 to support additional inclusion efforts on campus.
  • The creation of an annual report on all hate crimes on campus.
  • An effort to work with athletics officials to “strengthen existing intercollegiate athletics policy to explicitly prohibit any hate-bias symbols or actions in any athletic venue, subject to immediate removal of the violator from that venue.”