VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Recent racially motivated incidents in Valparaiso have spurred the northwestern Indiana city and Valparaiso University to collaborate on a race relations summit this fall.

Mayor Jon Costas and university President Mark Heckler issued a joint statement last week saying the city and campus are working together to fight racism in the community. Recent incidents include a racially motivated fight at Valparaiso High School and a white man keying a black man’s car for talking to white women in a bar.

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