Covered Up

Looks like there were some additions to the bridge, but they’ve been covered up (didn’t get any pics of what was underneath):

Blocks of censorship on the east side.

Blocks of censorship on the east side.

Censorship on the west side.

Censorship on the west side.

By the end of the day, the west side got a new coating:

Bare it on Beta   good luck on finals UVA!  ~ FROM ACTIVE MINDS ~  CAPS  434.243.5150

Bare it on Beta good luck on finals UVA! ~ FROM ACTIVE MINDS ~ CAPS 434.243.5150

——————- Update (5/2/2013) ——————–

It looks like the paint was covered up for a good reason;  President Sullivan basically calls it hate speech in an email to the University community:

On the morning of Wednesday, May 1, a display of hate and bias was discovered painted on Beta Bridge.

The individuals responsible for this derogatory message were trying to intimidate and isolate members of our University community. We reject this expression of hatred, and we stand by the University’s commitment to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines.

There is no place for intolerance, bigotry, or hatred in such an environment. We condemn this abhorrent act, which is disruptive to civility and community life, is not representative of our values, and will not be tolerated.

The administration supports the statements issued by the Black Student Alliance and the Student Council condemning this incident.

Not surprisingly, Twitter has blown up about this:

Just a small sampling of the tweets about this incident.

Just a small sampling of the tweets about this incident.

Of course right when something like this happens, that’s the time I don’t have a picture of it.  So I can’t tell you exactly what was written, but clearly the most inflammatory part was the use of the “N-word,” as was documented by Instagram pictures from several Tweeters:

Uncensored painting on the bridge (from an Instagram user).

Uncensored painting on the bridge (from an Instagram user).

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