Syracuse University suspended all fraternity activities last weekend after members of a fraternity called one of their peers a racial slur — the latest in a string of racist incidents that have transpired on campus. Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III joined Boston Public Radio on Monday to talk about the details of these events.

"There have been over 10 racist episodes at Syracuse University, to the extent that students and parents have been so upset that they've released their children from Syracuse," Price said. "There's been the white fraternity [racist slur episode] and there have been classrooms that have been attacked with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti and messages."

"An African American woman just this Saturday was accosted with racial slurs," Monroe said. "It's been anti-Semitic, it's been against Asians, it's been anybody other than 'white straight male,' so it's really become this tinderbox."

Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail and a Visiting Researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology.

Price is Professor of Worship, Church & Culture and Founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Together they host the All Rev’d Up podcast, produced by WGBH.