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WATCH: Students concerned by racist messages posted on campus at IUPUI

Posted at 4:54 PM, Nov 14, 2016

Racist signs posted on the campus of IUPUI are striking fear into the heart of some students. RTV6 spoke to one of those students about how they felt when they spotted one of the signs on the way to class.

The signs seem to show an “article,” with the headline: “Why White Women Shouldn’t Date Black Men.”

The student we spoke to says they spotted at least 5 of the white-supremacy signs on light posts on campus Monday morning near the intersection of University and Michigan.

The University tells RTV6 officials removed the fliers after being notified.

But that doesn’t stop students from feeling fearful of the hate speech and violence that could stem from groups that post fliers like this.

“It’s detrimental to my mental health, and it could grow into something that’s much bigger than free speech,” student Jayce Koenn, a member of the LGBT community, told us.

We found someone placed quotes in support of love in the spot the offensive fliers used to occupy.

Watch our video in the player above for more.