Second College Hit With Racial Rioting After Obama’s Victory

President Obama’s re-election may have prompted celebratory crowds outside of the White House, but a bit further south, students at Hampden-Sydney College had a different reaction. A crowd of about 40 at the all-male college in Virginia rioted outside of the Minority Student Union, reportedly breaking bottles, setting off fireworks, threatening violence, and shouting racial slurs. The school’s president, who is black, sent an email to students’ parents calling the incident a “harmful, senseless episode,” but it is not clear whether he had plans for disciplinary action. A similar incident occurred at University Of Mississippi.