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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
The graffiti appeared on the base of the Abraham Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill last week.

The graffiti appeared on the base of the Abraham Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill last week.

‘All white people are racist’ graffiti found on Lincoln statue

Graffiti that said “All white people are racist” appeared on the base of the Abraham Lincoln statue atop Bascom Hill following the election last week.

According to UW-Madison Police Department spokesperson Marc Lovicott, campus officers responded to the incident but were unable to determine who was responsible for the graffiti.

The phrase sparked controversy on campus following UW-Madison sophomore Eneale Pickett’s Insert Apparel clothing line, which features the phrase on sweatshirts. Pickett has not been linked to the graffiti.

The graffiti has since been washed off of the statue.

A video of the graffiti on the statue was posted on Facebook Wednesday morning. Graffiti with the phrases “Fuck Trump” and “Black Lives Matter” was also spray painted on East Campus Mall last week.

UW-Madison Director of Communications John Lucas said he was not aware of the incident.

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