A crowd of approximately forty students at the all-male Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia rioted outside of the Minority Student Union. Reports of broken bottles, fireworks, threats of violence and racial slurs have been logged.
The President of the School, Chris Howard, sent an email to parents outlining the protests and the inclusion of threats of physical violence.
Howard is the first African American President of Hampden-Sydney, and expressed his disappointment in what he called a harmful and senseless episode. Howard maintains that there is no place for bigotry at the college, a small campus of just over 1000 students, of which about 100 are African American.
Last week, a similar incident occurred at University Of Mississippi when about twenty five students gathered on the Ole Miss campus to protest Obama's victory. The event was posted on social networks, and afterward, the crowd swelled to over four hundred.
Photos posted to Twitter and Facebook, along with videos posted to Youtube, show huge numbers of people on campus. Some were lighting Obama-Biden signs on fire, others were yelling racial slurs.
The incident at the University of Mississippi has been reported as a riot by some outlets. However, there were no injuries or arrests made.