Professor of Jewish journalism finds swastika and graffiti with the text ‘we are everywhere’ in front of her door
Jewish journalism professor finds swastika and creepy graffiti reading “we’re everywhere” on poster advertising drag show taped to her office door
- A Jewish professor at the University of Delaware found a swastika on her door
- Journalism professor Dawn Fallik had just hosted a drag show on campus
- “We are everywhere,” read the threatening note from an unknown person
A Jewish professor at the University of Delaware received a “threatening message” that included a swastika on the back of a poster for a drag show she organized.
Journalism Professor Dawn Fallik found the symbol of hate along with the message “We Are Everywhere” on the back of a poster for a performance by “Martha Graham Cracker,” according to Delaware online.
Fallik told the local outlet that she believes she was the intended target of the note and no suspect or motive has been discovered.
She said she had just finished a chapter on “how the media reports on races and marginalized communities” and mentioned her own religion.
A Jewish professor at the University of Delaware received a “threatening message” featuring a swastika on the back of a poster for a drag show she hosted
Journalism Professor Dawn Fallik found the symbol of hate along with the message “We Are Everywhere” on the back of a poster for a drag show, according to Delaware Online
According to reports, Fallik’s office is located in Memorial Hall.
The journalism professor noticed that in the hallway where her office is, there are other other Jewish professors around.
Fallik said the others “have not received any hateful messages.”
Despite recently mentioning her own faith in a lecture, she claimed she “has no reason to suspect any of her students.”
The professor who has worked at the school since 2007 told the Delaware Online that she believes anyone could have “listened in” to her classes since they were taught virtually.
Whoever defaced the poster had a plethora of opportunities, Fallik said, since the hallway has no security camera.
She also said the hallway is empty “95 percent of the time.”
After the insult, teachers from the school’s English department posted flyers in the hallways to remind students that everyone is welcome.
“All religions, sexualities, genders, ways of self-expression, races, abilities are welcome here,” reads one poster.
The journalism professor noticed that in the hallway where her office is, there are other other Jewish professors around
Martha Graham Cracker, the transvestite whose performance was advertised on the front of the poster where the swastika was found
In a statement released after the incident, the president of the University of Delaware said he is “appalled and deeply troubled” by the threat.
“On behalf of the entire University, we unequivocally condemn this incident, which is in direct contradiction to our institutional values that support diversity, fairness and inclusion,” said President Dennis Assanis. wrote.
“At UD, people of all religions, ethnicities, races, genders and sexualities are welcome, and every member of our community should be free to teach, work, learn and live on our campus while respecting all aspects of their identity. be respected’, he said.
The professor said she now tries to move on and focus on the good she has done, rather than the “hateful” actions of one person or party.
“In college, you come to meet people who aren’t like you and to change those ideas,” Fallik told local outlets.
“But I think you should just keep teaching because for every person who wants to hate, I’ve taught thousands of students who have learned to see the world in a different way and to be curious about other people,” she said.