November 27, 2019

By Deepa Bharath, The Press-Enterprise

An African American student at Temecula Valley High School was targeted with a racist slur in graffiti scrawled across a pair of doors on campus last week, authorities and school officials said.

Solona Husband, a 17-year-old senior, believes the vandalism is retaliation for her protesting in September of a Confederate flag painted onto a student’s parking space and for her activism in the school’s Black Student Union on a campus that is 2.6% African American. …

White supremacy, xenophobia and intolerance have no place in America, especially in schools, Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles chapter, said in a Saturday, Nov. 23, statement condemning the graffiti incident.

Ayloush said the act was more than “a juvenile prank.”

“This was a targeted message motivated by hatred and we ask that this crime be investigated and prosecuted as such,” he said.