University of Tennessee condemns anti-semitic message painted on the Rock

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – University of Tennessee Chancellor Donde Plowman issued a statement Thursday condemning an anti-semitic message painted on the Rock on campus.

Chancellor Plowman issued a statement Thursday condemning the anti-semitic message that appeared on the Rock on Wednesday.

Last night, someone covered that message of love with an anti-Semitic hate message. We condemn that hate aimed toward members of our Jewish community, and we understand that words are not enough.

-Tennessee chancellor Donde Plowman

The Psi Deuteron chapter stands firmly against this hate. We are sick and tired of University of Tennessee constantly…

Posted by Alpha Epsilon Pi – University of Tennessee on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Earlier in the week, the Rock had been emblazoned with a design made by a young Florida boy who was bullied at school after wearing a makeshift UT shirt.

The Rock is an iconic landmark on the University of Tennessee campus where anybody can paint it at any time.

This is not the first time hateful messages have been painted on the Rock. UT condemned hateful messages and images that were painted on the Rock in November of 2018.

Back in December of 2017 the words “white pride” were found painted on the Rock. 

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