Get your bumper sticker now!

Black Former UMD Employee Charged With Drawing a Swastika on Campus


While hate symbols appearing on college campuses are usually met with cries of “white supremacy,” it turns out the man who drew a swastika at the University of Maryland is actually a black man.

Fox5DC reports 52-year-old Ronald Alford Sr., a black man, is currently facing charges related to the destruction of property after a painting of a swastika was found on a trash cart in a residence hall on the UMD campus on Sept. 27.

Asked how students feel that the man accused of drawing the swastika is part of a “historically oppressed minority group,” one student said, “When it happened, we all thought it was a student who went here and lived in the building, so I was kind of like, ‘I have to live here. What if he still goes here?’”

“I guess it proves that you don't have to be a certain race to hate people, but I mean, it's just you would think that someone, like, especially from a race that has been subjected to hate before, you would think, why would you want to reciprocate that to somebody else? I guess that’s the world we live in today,” she continued.

According to the Diamondback, the UMD campus newspaper, Alford is a former UMD employee.

Alford will not be allowed back on campus.

Thank you for supporting MRCTV! As a tax-deductible, charitable organization, we rely on the support of our readers to keep us running! Keep MRCTV going with your gift here!

(Cover photo: Wikipedia, Helenfhall)

MRCTV Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is why MRCTV, a program of the MRC, exists—to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, expose media bias, and provide entertainment to new and diverse audiences. But we can’t do it alone. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical

Donate today to help MRCTV continue to produce videos and commentary that are seen far and wide. $25 a month goes a long way.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The MRCTV Team



Sign up for MRCTV Daily newsletter to receive the latest videos and commentary.