Here's the inside scoop on this.
April 20, 2001
NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are holding an emergency press conference to warn the entire community, specifically the Black students of Penn State University Park and the 19
commonwealth campuses of the imminent threats on their lives. This afternoon, a Daily Collegian reporter received two hate letters through the
United States postal service system in an envelope with the reporter's work address written by hand. The first hate letter was directed to the
reporter asking him/her to send the second letter, which was a death threat, to a Black student leader. A quote from the reporter's letter is below.
" (first name) nigger lover (last name), since you love niggers so much, and that's all you have a notion to write about (white trash that you are) maybe you can do (name of other letter recipient) a favor by delivering the enclosed letter..."
The second letter was a direct death threat to a Black student leader. Part of the letter reads as follow:
"i have tried with little success to be patient with you stupid little black bitch, don't you realize i could have killed you ten times by now - your monkey boy bodyguards notwithstanding. this is a white academy in a white town in a white country and by god its going to stay that way nigger bitch. i generally see you two or three times a week, so i can take care of you anytime i want to, but with cameras everywhere on campus, why chance it.
i will pick my spot. Running your mouth can get you in trouble or get you killed here. but you niggers don't know your place and your role, ingrates.
i am not alone in this academy, we are determined to rid this place of this black blight on our community. those like you have been run off or killed. you, also, will just disappear and never be found. we mean business and to show how serious we are, have the authorities search & the young black buck must have been a no account even to niggers, because no one even missed him.
he put ! ! up one hellified fight- but there is no good from it if no one knows. we want you niggers off this campus and out of this town now.
we seen you niggers multiply over the years and we don't wish to teach you, work with you or live next door to you - you gutter low lifes don't fit here, never did, you think those big niggers from harrisburgh are going to help - parrish the thought. you had your chance nigger bitch now you're dead!"
Below the typed letter were four photocopied, handwritten words including, "grad day = bombs-PSU."
Upon immediately receiving the letters, the reporter got in contact with, among others, Penn State university police, the Harrisburg Patriot
newspaper and finally delivered the death threatening letter to the Black student leader. Another press release regarding the hate and death
threatening letters were sent by public relations professionals representing the Penn State administration. In that official press release several quotes from President Spanier were used, despite his absence from the university. We publicly renounce President Spanier's decision to leave University Park soon after being notified of this death threat and admitted murder of a
Black male student, whose body could be found in Centre County. The students want to make it known that Spanier's presence and not his comments are
needed at this urgent moment. This latest hate letter is yet another attack on the livelihood of Penn State students and we urge you to further
Good fucking lord.
I'm moving to Mars.