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"N-Word" scrawled at Boise's Black History Museum

Posted at 11:24 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 09:20:18-05

The “N-word” was found scrawled in snow Tuesday morning at the Black History Museum in downtown Boise.

Museum Director Phil Thompson said “I was coming into my office at the museum this morning to grab my computer, and I noticed someone had written something on the roof of the shed behind the museum.”

So he stepped to the shed and realized someone had written the word in the snow on the roof of the shed.

Thompson, however, has chosen to leave the racial epitaph in place. “We can’t run from things like this. It serves no purpose to erase it,” he stated. “It’s completely asinine. Someone went to the trouble of writing something that is totally ineffectual and has no real impact on anyone.”

Thompson took a picture of the epithet and posted it on social media. “And now, it’s spread like wildfire,” he said.