Nazi flag spotted in dorm window at University of North Carolina

School says the flag does not violate the Student Code Of Conduct.

October 7, 2016 14:41
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Nazi flag in a dorm room window at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. (photo credit: screenshot)


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A student at the University of North Carolina Charlotte was caught hanging a Nazi flag from their window.

According to the report by Charlotte's WSOC-TV news station on Thursday, the school's chancellor, Philip Dubois, said there is little the school can do about the incident. 

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“Unfortunately, such statements amount to constitutionally protected free speech and, as such, do not violate the Student Code Of Conduct,” Dubois said in a statement.

The station received a photo of the flag in the window as well as a Snapchat photo of a student holding a gun with the caption, “You are about to catch me on the news.”

UNC Charlotte's Hillel chapter said in response that "while flying flags may be protected by the First Amendment, neither antisemitism nor hate speech against any other group has a place at UNCC or any campus." 

"This act was offensive, hurtful and divisive," the Hillel statement said.

The statement noted, however, that there have not been any threats to students nor that it indicates a wider antisemitism problem at the university.

DeAndre Collins, president of UNC Charlotte's NAACP chapter, said that he is upset at the incident and that nobody has been charged. “I’m hurt more than anything,” Collins said. “Everybody knows what the Nazi flag stands for."

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