Through forum Clark College faces racebased hate head on

first_imgNdèye Astou Cissé, a Clark College student, was making her usual walk through campus recently when a group of men in a vehicle slowed as she crossed Fort Vancouver Way.Initially, Cissé said, she paused because she thought she knew them. That’s when they started shouting profanities and racial slurs at her and then sped off, she said.“They all cursed me,” said Cissé, president of the campus’ Black Student Union and student body vice president, in front of a crowded audience of Clark College students, faculty and community members Thursday.It was this incident, and others, that prompted Clark College for the second time in recent months to host a forum addressing racist comments or displays on campus.In addition to Cissé’s experience, the college reported five anti-Semitic fliers found outside of Gaiser Hall, the Penguin Union Building and Scarpelli Hall, and a social media post the college said was reported as “possibly discriminatory or harassing in nature.”last_img read more