University officials have found several anti-Semitic posters on the bookshelves and tables in Davis Library this week, according to an email sent to campus from Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz.
"I am extremely disappointed and appalled that anyone would write these abhorrent messages and direct them toward members of our Jewish community," the email said. "This behavior conflicts with the University’s long-standing commitment to fostering an environment where all students, faculty and staff can be free from harassment."
North Carolina Hillel released a statement expressing outrage at the flyers that referred to "an evil Jewish plot."
"We are disgusted by the vile and hateful rhetoric on these flyers," the statement said. "The language is reminiscent of centuries-old, anti-Semitic rhetoric that incited the murder of thousands of Jews in pogroms throughout Eastern Europe and the murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust. This racist, repulsive language has no place on any campus or in any society."
This comes less than two weeks after Guskiewicz sent another email to campus, alerting the community that the Unsung Founders Memorial and an art installment outside of Hanes Art Center were vandalized with "racist and other deplorable language." Two individuals with ties to the Heirs of the Confederacy were arrested for the vandalism on Monday.