Racist signs appear on SUNY-New Paltz campus

Campus police at an upstate New York college say they're investigating the posting of racist signs in two buildings at the school.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that a sign reading "Colored only" was found posted over a drinking fountain in the Humanities Building at the State University of New York at New Paltz, 65 miles south of Albany.

The sign was found November 8. The newspaper reports that three other similar signs were found in a dormitory later that week.

SUNY-New Paltz President Donald Christian has sent memos to students and faculty decrying the incidents and proposing a campus-wide forum on Nov. 30 to discuss the issue.

While there have been no arrests, campus police Chief David Dugatkin said Wednesday the investigation has turned up several potentially strong leads.

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