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Identity of student responsible for racist graffiti revealed

Identity of student responsible for racist graffiti revealed

Pavlina Markova, Features editor
October 1, 2019
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After a month-long investigation, The Inquirer learned that Francisco Calderon was responsible for two cases of racist graffiti on Diablo Valley College campus last spring. Previously unidentified, Calderon also took responsibility for the graffiti in an apology letter addressed to the college. Bo...

Racist graffiti found before semester begins

Racist graffiti found before semester begins

Pavlina Markova, Features editor
August 23, 2019
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Just as the fall semester is about to begin, more racist graffiti was found on the Diablo Valley College campus. The graffiti was discovered Thursday, August 22, and an email from President Susan Lamb informing about the incident was sent out the same day. “Unfortunately, last spring, we endured...

Individual responsible for racist graffiti apprehended, Lamb addresses steps moving forward

Individual responsible for racist graffiti apprehended, Lamb addresses steps moving forward

Emma Hall, Editor in chief
June 25, 2019
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On June 24th, Diablo Valley College President Susan Lamb notified faculty that the individual responsible for "much of the hate graffiti on campus this spring," has been apprehended. Lamb also added that this student is no longer on campus and will be facing disciplinary action including suspension and...

Racist graffiti found once again

Racist graffiti found once again

Emma Hall, Editor in chief
May 21, 2019
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Diablo Valley College had another run-in with racist graffiti less than a week after the previous occurrence in the Engineering Technology Building. The graffiti was found in the men's bathroom in the library and was directed towards the African American community. Lamb believes this incident transpi...

Racist graffiti spotted once more at DVC

Racist graffiti spotted once more at DVC

Emma Hall, Editor in chief
March 26, 2019
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DISCLAIMER: The following story features images of racial slurs against African Americans and Middle Eastern immigrants. Graffiti featuring hateful language against Middle Eastern immigrants and African Americans was found in the Business Language Arts building on Monday, March 25 at 9 p.m. Facult...

DVC left students in dark about racist graffiti

DVC left students in dark about racist graffiti

Editorial Board
March 11, 2019
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There are 22,000 students attending Diablo Valley College, almost all of whom were not alerted about racial threats directed towards African American engineers until over 48 hours after the incident -- The Inquirer has been actively involved in notifying the student body on the situation while administration...

Lamb sends out memo to students regarding racist graffiti

Lamb sends out memo to students regarding racist graffiti

Emma Hall and Samantha Laurey
March 8, 2019
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After more than 40 hours since the graffiti was spotted on campus, DVC president Susan Lamb sent out an email on March 8 notifying students on the situation at hand. According to Lamb, administration will be putting together a team of individuals to plan a series of events that will "bring together as a ...

More details about racist graffiti revealed, students remain unnotified

More details about racist graffiti revealed, students remain unnotified

Samantha Laurey, Edwin Chen, and Ethan Anderson
March 7, 2019
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DISCLAIMER: On March 8, The Inquirer received photos of the racist graffiti found in the men's ET restrooms. The following images contain offensive language and imagery of lynching. As the investigation continues regarding racist graffiti found on March 6, students at Diablo Valley College are still no...

Racist graffiti found on DVC campus

Racist graffiti found on DVC campus

Emma Hall, Editor in chief
March 6, 2019
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Graffiti containing racial slurs about African Americans tradesmen was discovered in two men's restrooms in the Engineering Technology building at 3:30 p.m. on March 6. President Susan Lamb sent out an email to faculty after 9 p.m. with details on the vandalism that was spotted on the Pleasant Hill...

Racist grafitti discovered again on Pleasant Hill campus

Racist grafitti discovered again on Pleasant Hill campus

Inquirer staff
May 16, 2019
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Racist graffiti was found again at Diablo Valley College on Thursday, May 16 in the Engineering Technology building. The graffiti entailed the phrase "F**k Year Up n**gers", specifically targeting African Americans individuals in the Year Up program. Year Up is a "one-year technology-training program...

Potential graffiti suspect caught on camera

Potential graffiti suspect caught on camera

Gavin Rock, Sports Editor
April 15, 2019
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Lt. Ryan Huddleston sent a public safety announcement regarding recent incidents of vandalism on the Diablo Valley College campus this morning to staff and students alike. The announcement contains an image of a suspect who is described as a white male between 20 and 30 years old, standing about 5 feet...

DVC community gathers in solidarity against hateful graffiti

DVC community gathers in solidarity against hateful graffiti

Emma Hall, Editor in chief
March 27, 2019
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Faculty, administrators, and students alike gathered in the Commons in solidarity against the hate fumed by the second incident of racist graffiti brought to light on Tuesday, March 26. Students rose to the center of the solidarity circle calling for action, showing frustration with how about the s...

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