A fraternity at Tulane University recently built a wall of sandbags around its off-campus house and spray-painted messages in support of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
According to The New Orleans Times-Picayune
, Kappa Alpha Order pledges surround the front of the house with sandbags every spring. This year, it was adorned with "Trump" on one side and "Make America Great Again," one of Trump's campaign lines, on the front edge facing the road.
The messages, however, drew criticism from several sides, with one worker at the New Orleans school saying,
"it was a wall filled with connotations of hate and ignorance. These connotations most directly mocked the experiences of Latino immigrants and workers throughout our nation."
The wall, which was constructed on April 7, has since been demolished.
Jesse Lyons, the assistant executive director of Kappa Alpha, told The Times-Picayune, "The comment was written on a makeshift wall on our private property, normally used for a game of capture the flag, to mock the ideologies of a political candidate. This had an unintended negative effect and as such it has been dismantled."
Trump has said throughout his campaign that if he wins the presidency, he will build a border wall
between the United States and Mexico and have Mexico pay for it.
The pledge has angered left-leaning groups who feel a wall would be too isolationist and even racist. Many conservatives feel the U.S. needs a wall to stop the flow of illegal immigrants entering the country.
A recent report claimed Trump's threats to build the wall are causing a surge in people
from Central and South America trying to enter the U.S. before it is erected.
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