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University of Missouri

Student leader: Washington college unsafe for women of color

The student body president of Western Washington University said Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus.

"These attacks have threatened my sense of safety," Belina Seare, a black woman, said during a news conference about the malicious comments made about her on social media.

Seare compared the racist remarks to similar incidents at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and on campuses across the nation, including the University of Missouri.

She brought her concerns to the university police and school officials.

"I was told there was not much they could do,"...