After Trump's win, reports of racist graffiti, hate crimes mushroom in U.S.
| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Nov. 11 (ANI): After Donald Trump's presidential win, fears of intolerance and racist, hate crime have become a reality for some Americans as reports of incidents including racist graffiti in schools and Muslims being bullied are emerging from across the country. While Trump has been accused of fostering xenophobia and Islamophobia, some of his supporters have used his words as justification to carry out hateful acts, CNN reports. Student Moses Karngbaye said he was terrified to see racist graffiti sprawled inside a bathroom in his Minnesota high school. "#Go back to Africa" and "Make America great again," someone wrote on a toilet paper dispenser at Maple Grove Senior High School. A San Diego State University student walking to her car was confronted by two men who made comments about Trump and Muslims, SDSU police said. "Comments made to the student indicate she was targeted because of her Muslim faith, including her wearing of a traditional garment and hijab," SDSU President Elliot Hirshman said in a statement. The men grabbed the student's purse and backpack and removed her keys. After the student returned from calling the police, her car was gone. The suspects are still at large. A day after Trump was elected, some students at Michigan's Royal Oak Middle School started chanting in the cafeteria: "Build the wall! Build the wall!" A video of the chanting, which has been viewed millions of times on social media, appears to stop after a girl mentions the incident is being recorded. The day after Trump's victory, someone painted racist messages referencing the election on a wall in Durham, North Carolina. "Black lives don't matter and neither does your votes," the message said. (ANI)