About the stabbing to death of Mr Richards Colling by Mr Sean Urbanski, the New York Times in their edition of May 30, 2017 the The Washington Post and Heavy.com in their online editions repport the following:
Collins had been visiting the College Park campus when the incident occurred, and authorities said surveillance cameras captured the attack. Police said Collins was with two friends, waiting for an Uber along Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall about 3 a.m. Collins and his friends watched as Urbanski approached the group. Urbanski said “step left, step left if you know what’s best for you.” Collins said “no.” Urbanski attacked him.
Collins was stabbed in the chest. He died at a hospital. Urbanski fled but was arrested a short time later by police. The victim’s friends identified Urbanski as the attacker. Police said they recovered a folding knife. Though investigators have not yet determined whether the killing was a hate crime, the perpetrator was a member of a now-deleted Facebook group called Alt-Reich: Nation, which published white supremacist content.
Administrators at the University of Maryland can’t say the killing of Collins ist a racial crime. Racism is an ugly word. It could cost the university money; maybe Maryland alumni would jump down the administration’s throat. No prospective student wants to go to a school that is open about the fact that it has a problem with racism.
But what happens in the dark always comes to light, and racism on campus is no different.Too often, truly cruel speech is excused because it falls under “free speech.”
But is there any doubt that hateful speech — the kind that proliferates online, and shows up on campuses of the United States — can easily becomes hateful action, or at least, that it makes room for such action? Is there anything more threatening to a student’s self-expression than being killed?
This horrific death is part of a pattern of racial intimidation happening on many college campuses. Among others, fliers are being posted around the University of Maryland that say, “America is a white nation.”
The administration of the University of Maryland will be better advised to address racism in the campus directly and frankly instead of ridiculing themselves by trying to hide what is no longer a secret.You can also contribute! Your financial contribution, as well as your contribution through articles or translation are very appreciated.