Offensive message found at Butler University

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Administrators at Butler University are responding after the words “white power” were found on a dry erase board over the weekend.

It is unclear how many students observed the message that was discovered in the Atherton Student Union Lounge. 

Butler’s Student Government Association released a statement apologizing to any students who saw the message on the white board.

Courtesy: Butler Student Government Association

Butler President James Danko was one of those who released a statement last week pushing for hate crimes legislation that includes specific descriptions/characteristics.

Just as we did as a University back in August, we continue to stand for, and support, strong hate crimes law. The specific language that made SB 12 a strong, comprehensive, and therefore, effective, hate crimes bill, was removed, rendering it unenforceable, unjust, and therefore, unacceptable. That’s why I called Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma to express the time is long overdue to remove Indiana from the list of five states without sufficient hate crimes law that the majority of Hoosiers support. I have signed on with other area leaders in a letter to Legislative Leadership making it abundantly clear how important a real bill that protects everyone is. Butler was founded on the ideals of inclusivity, respect, and making sure we provide an open and tolerant environment for all. That is our responsibility and duty. Those are our values and principles.