College student targeted by racist threats

2:39 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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WILMINGTON, North Carolina (WECT) -- A student at University of North Carolina Wilmington was the target of racist, hateful threats made on campus Monday afternoon, but now he's sharing a message of love and understanding with the community.

Brent Campbell, captain of the university's track team, was working out at the intramural fields when he said five white guys in a truck pulled up and started shouting racial slurs at him. They threatened Campbell's life.

He said he's never been in such an extreme situation, but he wasn't surprised by it. Instead of lashing out, Campbell said he wants to raise awareness and understanding.

"I just see an opportunity to bring to light something that people don't really think happens," said Campbell.

So the student wrote a letter to school administrators to let them know exactly what happened. He recounts the threats made against him in part:

"If we see you here again we'll beat your f****** n***** a**!"

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