Black Members of Congress Demand Probe of Nooses at American University
May 4, 2017 | :
by Ben Nuckols, Associated PressWASHINGTON — The hanging of bananas from nooses with hateful messages at American University in Washington, apparently targeting the first Black woman to serve as the student body president, prompted members of Congress to call for federal civil rights investigations on Thursday.
At least five bananas with nooses were found hanging from trees and lampposts around campus on Monday, Taylor Dumpson’s first full day as student president.
The FBI said Thursday that it is assisting a hate-crime investigation opened by campus police. The bananas included messages targeting Dumpson’s historically Black Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, …