The President of Central Michigan University was quick to condemn a recent incident where an anti-semitic Valentine’s card was apparently handed out during a Valentine’s Day party for the College Republicans.
The card said “my love 4 u burns like 6,000 jews” and showed a picture of Adolf Hitler.
The Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity said in a statement that they investigated and determined that the card was the “misguided action of one individual, who readily admitted her role.” She was not a student at CMU.
“The grossly offensive action of one individual, a nonstudent, has deeply distressed our campus community and others across the nation,” CMU President George E. Ross said in the statement. “With heavy hearts and great embarrassment, we apologize. To those of Jewish descent, rest assured that we stand with you and vow to continue the effort to educate others.”
On the CMU’s College Republican Facebook page, members explained what happened:
At tonight’s College Republican meeting (Feb 8), we had a Valentine’s Day party, in which each member decorated a bag and other members placed valentines inside of others’ bags. Unfortunately, a very inappropriate card was placed into a bag without other members’ knowledge..
The College Republicans as an organization did not distribute this valentine. We in no way condone this type of rhetoric or anti-Semitism. We apologize for any offense, and want students to know that we do not tolerate this sort of behavior.