UW-Madison officials: Signs addressing discrimination considered 'unauthorized material'
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say signs addressing discrimination issues on campus were part of a coordinated campaign.
One sign says, "UW for whites only," and another reads, "UW does not care about trans folks."
Initially, UW issued a tweet saying they removed the signs, and campus police were investigating.
UW stands against hate and racism.— UW-Madison (@UWMadison) October 18, 2019
We’re aware that, last night, a racist message was posted on a building sign outside Science Hall.
We are removing this message and any others and @UWMadisonPolice is investigating. We will provide more info later today.
The school later said in a statement that the posters were part of a campaign to draw attention to experiences of under-represented students.
Update: UW is aware of a series of posters placed around campus.— UW-Madison (@UWMadison) October 18, 2019
These appear to be part of a protest calling attention to experiences of underrepresented students.
We’re investigating and will share more info later today.
Officials say while they support freedom of expression, the signs are considered unauthorized material.