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Hometown Conversations: Addressing and moving forward from racist incidents on campus

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Last academic year The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire saw two racists acts on campus that targeted an Ojibwe student and members of the campus' black empowerment group.

The first happened in September when a student living in the dorms found a message left on her North Hall dormroom door. It said "go back to the rez" followed by racial slurs.

Two months later in November, several football players were suspended after a thread of racists messages that included a photo of a burning cross targeting black students.

Dr. Warren Anderson, the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Student Affairs at UWEC sat down with News 18's Katie Phernetton to talk about how these types of incidents are handled and how they are moving forward.

Katie Phernetton

Katie Phernetton is one of the Daybreak morning anchors.

She joined News 18 in August of 2018 after working as a reporter for five years in the Green Bay market. Born and raised in Green Bay, she prides herself in being a cheesehead through and through.

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