Statement on Racist Graffiti Found at Salisbury University

Jay A. Perman, MD
Chancellor, University System of Maryland

Baltimore, Md. (Feb. 20, 2020) -- Hate speech and harassment have absolutely no place in the University System of Maryland. They undermine the very goals of higher education and destroy the community of trust that students need to live and learn together.
I know President Wight and his leadership team condemn this abhorrent act in the strongest terms and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. The Salisbury community has the University System’s complete support as the investigation proceeds and as students, faculty, and staff come together to examine issues of race and racism, inclusion and intolerance.

Nothing “good” comes from hate speech and intimidation. But I do hope this incident opens a dialogue among all of us about what we expect from each other as a community of scholars and as fellow human beings.


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719