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Police Investigate Hate Graffiti in Eugene's Whiteaker Neighborhood


Eugene Police are investigating hate graffiti on a large mural at Community Alliance of Lane County, CALC. The incident was reported on Friday by a CALC employee. Police say the faces of at least three images of civil rights leaders on the mural were damaged as well as some of the mural’s words. Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis said, . “We condemn this act. As mayor, I join our City Council in our commitment to ensuring that Eugene fulfills its promise to be a welcoming, inclusive and safe community for all. This hatred has no place here."

Eugene Police are seeking tips and witnesses. Please call 541.682.5111 and reference the case, #21-03081.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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