Sign with racial slur found by law building



A sign featuring a racially offensive slur was posted Thursday outside of the UK College of Law Building.

A similar sign was posted March 15 on the South Limestone-facing side of the building, using the N-word in conjunction with President Barack Obama.

UK spokeswoman Kathy Johnson said the second sign seemed to say the same thing as the first.

The sign, which spelled out the racial slur, read, “How do you spell N***** — OBAMA.”

UK spokesman Jay Blanton said the sign was taken down immediately after it was found. He said many of the particulars were unclear, but a student who saw the sign reported it to a professor.

Third-year law student Ches Clark posted a photo of the sign on his Facebook, with a caption saying he took the sign down and brought it to his class on Race, Racism and Criminal Law.

The UK Police Department is investigating the signs. Blanton said it is not yet known if someone on campus posted the sign, but UKPD is investigating because the incident occurred on UK grounds.

Blanton said whoever posted the sign could be charged with third-degree criminal mischief.