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Offensive poster posted in multiple locations on Elon University’s campus
Photo by Kristen Case, design chief.
The original image of the offensive poster that was strewn around Elon’s campus on Monday. An expletive has been blurred. Photo by Kristen Case, design chief.
This poster, pictured left, was posted around Elon University’s campus on Monday. The origins of the poster remain unknown, and, according to Dennis Franks, director of Elon campus police, the issue has been referred to campus judicial. The term ‘coon tunes’ is a racial slur that refers to hip-hop and rap music.
Coon is a racial slur that originated from the Portuguese word for slave pens, or barracks, which were called “baracoons.” Stay with The Pendulum as more details become available throughout the week.