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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 01:59 PM
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UCSD "Compton Cookout": And now they've found a noose in the library
Sent by my friend in SD:



For backstory, go to this thread:


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:09 PM
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1. Student admits leaving noose at UCSD
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/26/noose-pr... /

SAN DIEGO Campus police at the University of California San Diego are questioning a student who admitted she hung a noose on the seventh floor of the university library Thursday night.

The incident is the third racially charged episode on the campus in two weeks, and has spurred a new round of rallies.

"This is truly a dark day in the history of this university," Chancellor Marye Anne Fox told students gathered along Library Walk. "It's abhorrent and untenable."

The noose was found hanging from a bookcase of the Geisel Library at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, and the student called at 9 a.m. Friday to confess, according to vice chancellor Gary Mattews.

"It's someone who didn't think that leaving a noose was an issue," he said....

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KatyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:18 PM
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6. "It's someone who didn't think that leaving a noose was an issue,"
Bullshit. He knew what he was doing. More of that "oh, I didn't know it as offensive" or "I'm sorry if your offended" right wing shit.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:20 PM
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7. Of course he knew what he was doing.
Wonder if it was one of the KOALAs.

koala.ucsd.edu/
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:43 PM
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34. she knew what he was doing
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 11:42 PM
Response to Reply #34
70. Got it. Corrected it below.
Thanks.
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Lilyeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 04:15 AM
Response to Reply #7
78. This website is BEYOND disgusting. I can't believe they have a edu tagged on this shit site.
They're no better than stormfront.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 01:30 PM
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86. They're now suing to get their campus funds back.
,
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:33 PM
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31. Self delete.
Edited on Fri Feb-26-10 03:34 PM by sinkingfeeling
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #6
32. not "he", "she"
don't assume all miscreants are male
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:42 PM
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33. she hung a noose on the seventh floor
SHE
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #6
47. she, not he. nt
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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:33 PM
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50. "she" nt
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Caliman73 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:44 PM
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19. WTF
"It's someone who didn't think that leaving a noose was an issue," he said....

REALLY! Someone who just thought, "hmmm...a noose, Black students, yeah all just harmless fun.." What the fuck are these kids being taught at home? That is ridiculous bullshit!!
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:07 PM
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24. Yeah, like anyone would believe that.
She fucking knew, like everyone else on campus.
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:14 PM
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2. Sick!
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:17 PM
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4. The person who put it there said he wouldn't know that it would be an issue.
At least that's what he told the cops.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:21 PM
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8. She.
Campus police at the University of California San Diego are questioning a student who admitted she hung a noose on the seventh floor of the university library Thursday night.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:22 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. Oops. Typo, sorry.
Thanks.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #4
10. What did she think nooses were for? Catching butterflies?
Edited on Fri Feb-26-10 02:24 PM by SemiCharmedQuark
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:27 PM
Original message
I think she knew what she was doing.
I just wonder who egged her on. My guess is it's these people:

http://koala.ucsd.edu/
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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:43 PM
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17. I clicked on this and really sorry I did
It made me sick to my stomach
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #17
22. That was the group who called the Black Student Union
"ungrateful n*****s" on UCSD student television, which poured gasoline on the fire. It is because of this group, KOALA, that all funds for student media have been suspended and that the University is now on the hot seat. Before, it was just an off-campus party and the University responded well but had no legal liability. KOALA changed all that with their shit.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 07:15 PM
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40. wow, that is some pretty hideous stuff
:puke:
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:41 PM
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52. WTF is that even doing on the edu uc server??
Edited on Fri Feb-26-10 09:51 PM by Starry Messenger
If that's on the school's server they need to take that shit down like faster than right away. edit again
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:46 PM
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53. They are funded by the university too!
They get $7000/yr from student fees.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:27 PM
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11. I think she knew what she was doing.
I just wonder who egged her on. My guess is it's these people:

http://koala.ucsd.edu/
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 08:18 PM
Response to Reply #4
42. I say they take her at her word.
And then suspend her for at least one year. If she is that ignorant then she should not be attending a University.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #42
54. That's a thought
.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:16 PM
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3. Why the heck are posts about genuine racism unrecced?
What is wrong with people? This is DU and this is the real kind of thing that we need to know about and is a matter for genuine concern.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:18 PM
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5. Trolls?
?
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tango-tee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 12:09 AM
Response to Reply #3
73. And a rec from me to un-do the un-rec..
As another poster said, she needs to be suspended. Neither the Compton Cookout, let alone the noose, could in any way be considered innocent fun. This is so incredibly disgusting.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 12:21 AM
Response to Reply #73
76. Suspended and punished.
.
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tango-tee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 04:30 AM
Response to Reply #76
80. Good! And this needed to be done swiftly,
without any "hemming and hawing". There are times when boot forcefully inserted into ass is the only answer. And this was one of these occasions.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #80
83. Agreed
.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:33 PM
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12. This is why the founding fathers specified a voting age of 21
because most people outgrow that "poke a finger in the eye of respectability" phase by then. A teenager finds this stuff unbearably funny. Grownups know better.

Fortunately, most teenage punks are too apathetic to vote, anyway, so we might as well keep the age of eligibility where it is.

The idiot who was persuaded to hang this thing is going to get an education her tuition didn't guarantee. She obviously needs it.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:36 PM
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13. Some kids are mature at 18 and you'd never catch them doing this.
And some adults still pull crap. But, it's certainly an immature act.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 12:07 AM
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71. At 18.....
I got drunk and high all the time, chased wild women, didn't know how to handle money and paid NO attention to my education.

But I knew shit like this was off the reservation. Being "18" isn't a excuse for this type of behavior. It's a excuse for losing your job at Subway not racism.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 12:09 AM
Response to Reply #71
72. At 18, I was working full time
I wouldn't have pulled this shit either.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:39 PM
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14. Made the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/24/us/AP-US-Bla...

Student Party Prompts Anti-Racism School Campaign

Filed at 11:19 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The University of California, San Diego has initiated a campus-wide campaign against racism in the wake of a student party that used a ghetto theme to mockingly commemorate Black History Month.

A school Web site outlines the ''Battle Hate'' campaign that aims to ensure that all students feel ''safe, supported and respected.'' A teach-in at the university Wednesday discussed the importance of mutual respect.

The off-campus party on President's Day outraged some of UCSD's black students, who comprise only 2 percent of the student population.

The party was condemned by the school and a fraternity. UCSD officials are investigating whether anyone can be disciplined.



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Last_Stand Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:39 PM
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15. Sigh...
I feel for the students who feel unwelcome or unsafe there.

I hope this doesn't get any uglier.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:42 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. I got a forward this morning from my friend
One student he talked to was just terrified.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:44 PM
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18. This is getting really out of hand
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:48 PM
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21. It has fucking exploded.
I think the problem is that the UC system has its own dirty laundry-tenure going to white male professors and denied to minorities and women, for example. UCSD is a tinder box in that regard: the whole campus is white and Asian, and some of these Asians are foreign students. If I am on UCLA campus, I will see black students and Latino students and everyone else. I went down to visit my friend at UCSD and went several days without seeing a single black student; the blacks and Latinos I saw were staff: secretaries, facilities and maintenance, etc. It's appalling. I said to my friend that Prop 209 must have affected UCSD more than UCLA or other UCs, and he said that UCSD has always been like this.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:47 PM
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20. Rec for spotlight on racism. nt
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 02:58 PM
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23. Police report on noose (Forwarded from friend at UCSD)
UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego


UC SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Crime Alert Bulletin

February 26, 2010


ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD

SUBJECT: Crime: Hanging a noose with intent to terrorize 11411 (a) PC
Case: 2010-0240
Location: UC San Diego Geisel Library 7th Floor (Southwest
Corner - West side of aisle 3)

The UC San Diego Police Department encourages you to download
and post this bulletin in appropriate areas under your control.

Date/Time Occurred: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:30pm

Subject: No suspect information is available at this time

Information: On Thursday, February 25, 2010, at approximately 10:30pm
the UC San Diego Police Department received multiple reports of a noose
hanging from a bookcase on the 7th floor of the Geisel Library.

The library was searched by officers and library staff. A noose was
found hanging on the west side of aisle 3, which faces the windows. The
aisle is located in the southwest corner of the 7th floor.

Officers spoke with people who were in the area but no one witnessed the
noose being placed on the bookcase. We have received unconfirmed reports
that the noose was seen hanging from the bookcase as early as 8:00pm.

The UC San Diego Police Department is asking for your assistance in
identifying witnesses and those responsible for this criminal act. If
you have any information that may assist in the investigation please
contact the UC San Diego Police Department by calling 858-534-4359 or
sending an email to detective@ucsd.edu

The UC San Diego Police Department encourages you to report any criminal
or suspicious activity, occurring on campus, as soon as possible. To
report a crime or suspicious activity call 858-534-4357 or 9-1-1 (in an
emergency).

Community Service Officers are available for escorts on campus between
5:30pm to 1:00am daily. To arrange for an escort call 858-534-9255.
Escorts after 1:00am are available by calling 858-534-4357.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:08 PM
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25. Things are getting really ugly there.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #25
26. It has just blown up.
My friend says that some of his students (he's a part-timer there) are afraid of the anger out there. For once, I'm grateful for UCLA!
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:13 PM
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27. "It's someone who didn't think that leaving a noose was an issue,"..do they not
teach these kids history anymore? And if it wasn't "an issue" what was the point?
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #27
30. Precisely
.
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Last_Stand Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:16 PM
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28. Are the student organizations or administration...
Edited on Fri Feb-26-10 03:21 PM by Last_Stand
...seeking any outside guidance from modern civil rights leaders?

Some knowledge from experienced individuals might help keep this situation from getting any worse.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #28
29. Not sure who they're consulting
I imagine their attorneys for one. But I'll ask my friend and see if he knows.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 05:54 PM
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35. My friend talked to a tenured prof in his dept
Apparently, the university could have thrown the fraternity (PIKE) off of campus for the original party invitation that started all this mess. That's why the Black Student Union has been so angry and has been pushing so hard.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 06:01 PM
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36. The LA Times has the noose story:
Student hangs noose at San Diego campus library 2 weeks after racially tinged party

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns...

SAN DIEGO (AP) A student at the University of California, San Diego admitted hanging a noose in the school library less than two weeks after an off-campus party mocking Black History Month ignited racial tensions, authorities said Friday.

The discovery prompted a rally at the school already roiling with resentment over perceived intolerance.

The noose was found dangling from a light fixture on the seventh floor of Geisel Library on Thursday night, authorities said. A University of California statement said a student admitted she and two other people were responsible. The statement did not identify the students or their race or include a motive.

UC and campus authorities did not indicate whether the students would be charged with a hate crime. Under state law, hanging a noose to terrorize is punishable by up to a year in jail.

"Whatever the intent of the authors of this act, it was a despicable expression of racial hatred, and we are outraged," the UC statement said. "It has no place in civilized society, and it will not be tolerated."

To blacks, a noose recalls the days of widespread racism and lynchings.....

(More at the link)
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 06:05 PM
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37. Protesters take over UCSD chancellor's office (re: Compton Cookout)
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 06:10 PM
Response to Original message
38. Updated police report
UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego


UC SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Crime Alert Bulletin
UPDATE

February 26, 2010


ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD


A student contacted the UC San Diego Police Department and admitted to
hanging the noose in the Geisel Library. Detectives have interviewed
the student and taken a statement. The investigation is ongoing as we
continue to identify and interview witnesses. Anyone with information
is asked to contact Detectives by calling 858-534-4357 or emailing
detective@ucsd.edu .


SUBJECT: Crime: Hanging a noose with intent to terrorize 11411 (a) PC
Case: 2010-0240
Location: UC San Diego Geisel Library 7th Floor (Southwest
Corner - West side of aisle 3)

The UC San Diego Police Department encourages you to download
and post this bulletin in appropriate areas under your control.

Date/Time Occurred: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:30pm

Subject: No suspect information is available at this time

Information: On Thursday, February 25, 2010, at approximately 10:30pm
the UC San Diego Police Department received multiple reports of a noose
hanging from a bookcase on the 7th floor of the Geisel Library.

The library was searched by officers and library staff. A noose was
found hanging on the west side of aisle 3, which faces the windows. The
aisle is located in the southwest corner of the 7th floor.

Officers spoke with people who were in the area but no one witnessed the
noose being placed on the bookcase. We have received unconfirmed reports
that the noose was seen hanging from the bookcase as early as 8:00pm.

The UC San Diego Police Department is asking for your assistance in
identifying witnesses and those responsible for this criminal act. If
you have any information that may assist in the investigation please
contact the UC San Diego Police Department by calling 858-534-4359 or
sending an email to detective@ucsd.edu

The UC San Diego Police Department encourages you to report any criminal
or suspicious activity, occurring on campus, as soon as possible. To
report a crime or suspicious activity call 858-534-4357 or 9-1-1 (in an
emergency).

Community Service Officers are available for escorts on campus between
5:30pm to 1:00am daily. To arrange for an escort call 858-534-9255.
Escorts after 1:00am are available by calling 858-534-4357.
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #38
39. We just got through with that fracas down south...
where white students placed a noose in the campuses only shade tree.

Year in prison sounds about right.

The Koala site was really bad...even for a campus scandal sheet.

Anyone participating should also be expelled and blackballed from any UC campus. No refunds.

No place in this country for this sort of behavior.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:26 PM
Response to Reply #39
48. I agree with you on this.
KOALA should be completely defunded.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 08:14 PM
Response to Original message
41. k&r - bumping because I would have missed this
if you hadn't linked to it from here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:01 PM
Response to Reply #41
43. Thanks for bumping it
:)
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:04 PM
Response to Original message
44. Breaking: President and all UC chancellors just issued a statement
caveat...not sure if they are referring to the UCSD incidents, the UCBerkely riots or both.
--------------------------------------------------

Statement of UC President Mark G. Yudof, the Chancellors of the ten UC campuses, and the Chair and Vice Chair of the Universitywide Academic Senate
February 26, 2010

As leaders of the University of California, we are deeply disturbed by recent events at a few of our campuses. We condemn all acts of racism, intolerance and incivility. Regardless of how such offenses are rationalized, or what free speech rights they purport to express, the acts we have witnessed are unacceptable. The actions of these individuals reflect neither our principles nor our values, nor the sentiments of the University of California community. We will not allow the actions of a few to speak for this University. We denounce them.

Each of our campuses is committed to promoting and defending a learning environment that values and supports each student, faculty and staff member in an atmosphere that is open, civil, fair, caring and respectful. These values are enshrined in the "Principles of Community" each campus adheres to and that clearly outline our expectations for behavior on our campuses. We expect that all members of our university community, including our visitors, will be respectful of differing views, opinions, experiences, and background.

When violations occur, it is incumbent on us, as leaders and as stewards of free speech on our campuses, to push back. We have a responsibility to speak out against activities that promote intolerance or undermine civil dialogue. As always, the remedy for bad speech is good speech. For that reason, we call on all members of the UC community students, faculty and staff to affirm and defend the values of the University of California. We are speaking out and ask that you do the same whenever, wherever and however you confront behavior that violates the principles and values of this University.

Mark G. Yudof
President
University of California Henry Powell
Chair
UC Academic Senate Daniel Simmons
Vice Chair
UC Academic Senate

Robert J. Birgeneau
Chancellor
UC Berkeley Linda P.B. Katehi
Chancellor
UC Davis Michael V. Drake, M.D.
Chancellor
UC Irvine

Gene Block
Chancellor
UC Los Angeles Steve Kang
Chancellor
UC Merced Timothy P. White
Chancellor
UC Riverside

Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor
UC San Diego Susan Desmond-Hellmann
Chancellor
UC San Francisco Henry T. Yang
Chancellor
UC Santa Barbara

George Blumenthal
Chancellor
UC Santa Cruz
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:17 PM
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45. Yep. This is about UCSD.
+1
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:21 PM
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46. UCSD Chancellor's message and video
UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego



OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

February 26, 2010


ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD

SUBJECT: Chancellor's Video Statement Regarding Recent Incidents on
Campus

University of California, San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox has issued
a statement regarding recent hate- and bias-related incidents on campus.

To view the Chancellor's video statement, visit
http://battlehate.ucsd.edu .

A transcript of the Chancellor's video statement follows:

"I strongly condemn the offensive acts of hate and bias that have
occurred over the past days. It is deplorable that while our students,
faculty and staff work to heal the campus, a few misguided individuals
tried to divide it. We are feeling real pain, and we will take real
action. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is my primary
concern.

"An individual has come forward and admitted responsibility for the
latest incident because of pressure from our UC San Diego community.
This underscores the fact that our university is banding together. We
will not tolerate hate on our campus, and all criminal acts will be
punished. These issues affect all members of our community. We will
not stand for racism and the toxic atmosphere it creates on our campus.

"I have personally met with students today and over the last several
days, and we are making significant changes based on the Black Student
Union's recommendations. I am extremely proud of our students and other
members of our campus community who have strongly and respectfully
expressed their outrage over these incidents. You have shown amazing
strength and I am proud of the moral character that has been
demonstrated through the rallies, forums and demands for change.

"I know this campus community has been deeply hurt. In order to heal
and rebuild, we need to stand together and stand strong for a safe,
peaceful and supportive campus for everyone.

"I pledge to you we will create a campus climate in which students will
know, each and every day, that this university respects them and their
communities."


Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:29 PM
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49. Will students be expelled for hate speech or actions?
I want to know what constitutes a "criminal act," how it will be prosecuted, and what constitutes "punishment" by the University.

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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:37 PM
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51. They haven't stated specifics yet.
I'll let you know as soon as I know.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 09:55 PM
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55. K&R
This story needs to be seen and heard.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 11:26 PM
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69. Thanks
..
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:01 PM
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56. UCSD Chancellor Video forum link
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:10 PM
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57. I wonder what section it was in - the article gives the floor and shelf,
but what call numbers was it near?

Also, I'd love to hear the student's explanation of why she thought it worth doing at all, if it was "not a big deal." I can think of exactly zero innocent explanations for having or leaving a noose on campus...
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:17 PM
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58. Looking. In the meantime, they've cancelled Dr. Seuss's birthday
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at UCSD is Cancelled
In light of recent events on the UC San Diego campus, the celebration planned for March 2 at noon to mark Dr. Seuss's birthday has been cancelled. While this tribute to Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the university's most beloved icons, is eagerly looked forward to every year, we feel that cancelling it this year is the best course to take given the current campus climate. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Media Contact
Dolores Davies, UCSD Libraries
(858) 534-0667
ddavies@ucsd.edu

http://libraries.ucsd.edu/about/press/seuss-celebration...
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:18 PM
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59. Not African American studies: that's on the sixth floor according to the website
Still looking
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:20 PM
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60. 7th floor is language and linguistics
Hmm
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:26 PM
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62. Interesting - no way to tell, but that collection would certainly include
some bigot-worthy targets. I was more than a bit suspecting that it was the African-American History section, but I'd guess that language and linguistics would have a significant anthro and ethnic studies presence.

It will be interesting to see what the motivation was, and how the university responds to this...
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:43 PM
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64. I can ask my friend to check that floor and see what is there.
I am going by what I can find on the website, which isn't much.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:25 PM
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61. NPR has the noose story now
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12...

Students Peacefully Leave UC Chancellor's Office
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

text sizeAAASAN DIEGO February 26, 2010, 10:03 pm ET
An hours-long student takeover of the chancellor's office at the University of California, San Diego, is over.

Dozens of students stormed the office earlier Friday, angry over several recent racially charged campus incidents.

They occupied the office for several hours before leaving peacefully at sundown, about the same time that leaders of the university's Black Student Union ended talks with administrators in a nearby conference room. The students presented a list of 32 demands, including more funding for African-American classes and campus activities.

Student leaders told hundreds of supporters outside the chancellor's office that they were unhappy with the administration's response and would resume talks with school officials on Monday morning.

University spokesman Jeff Gattas says no arrests were made and no property was damaged during the takeover.....


.....SAN DIEGO (AP) Anger boiled over on the University of California San Diego campus Friday, where students took over the chancellor's office to protest the hanging of a noose in a campus library.

Students wearing red handkerchiefs over their faces blocked the doors to Chancellor Marye Anne Fox's offices for hours, while more students inside chanted "Real pain, real change." The students remained inside the office several hours later.

The noose found dangling from a light fixture on the seventh floor of Geisel Library on Thursday night was the latest in a string of racially charged incidents in the university community, authorities said Friday. Less than two weeks ago, an off-campus party mocking Black History Month ignited racial tensions.

A University of California statement said a student admitted she and two other people were responsible. The statement did not identify the students or their race or include a motive.......
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:30 PM
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63. The New York Times has the noose story
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:57 PM
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65. WTF!?!
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 11:14 PM
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68. Hey, UCSD made the Washington Post too
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KonaKane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 10:59 PM
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66. "Not an issue"??
I suppose this same person would think nothing of leaving a copy of Mein Kampf either, at the Holocaust museum. "Not an issue" to them, I guess.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 11:13 PM
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67. Yeah, I know. Just bizarre
:crazy:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 12:16 AM
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74. This is really messed up. It's happening on a campus that is just a hair under half Asian!
and all of 2% African American.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCSD#Admissions_and_enroll...

Ethnic enrollment, Fall 2008<70> Ethnicity Undergraduate
African American 2%
Asian American 49%

Hispanic American 13%
Native American 0%
European American 27%
Unreported/unknown 11%


So who, exactly, is hatin' on whom, here? :shrug:
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 12:20 AM
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75. The school is half Asian, 27% white only, Hmmm
....
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Chakab Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 05:32 AM
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82. It's really naive
to assume that racial animus only exists between Whites and Blacks.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 01:29 PM
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85. I agree.
Here in LA you see it all the time. The KOALA students were white but I think some of the frat members were Asian males.
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 01:35 AM
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77. K&R
This is appalling.
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Lilyeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 04:16 AM
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79. I remember hearing about this frat party and I was so disgusted with the mockery.
Looks like things are getting worse at this school. Has there always been problems like this at this school?
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 05:11 AM
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81.  Nikki you may be interested to know, if you do not already know this, that
Edited on Sat Feb-27-10 05:19 AM by Emit
the Leadership Institute/FreedomWorks' Campus Reform are all in an outrage, claiming their First Amendment protections are being infringed upon after "The funding for UC San Diego's 33 student media groups -- including The California Review -- was abruptly frozen last week...", or something of that nature. I received an email 'alert' from Campus Reform (I subscribed a while back just to see what they are up to), that stated the following:

As The California Review has documented in blog posts and videos, Gupta wants to cut financial support for just one student group, The Koala. He's said as much in public.

The Koala staff put themselves in the center of campus controversy last week. News of a controversial, racially charged party had spread to students. In response, The Koala, billed as a student humor group, broadcast an offensive "news" segment about the party on student television.

But UC San Diego is a public university and must abide by First Amendment protections. That means neither UC San Diego nor its student government can cut funding to a group based on its content or viewpoint, because the funding is drawn from mandatory student fees.

So in an effort to target The Koala within the boundaries of the law, Gupta and the UC San Diego administration have effectively shut down all 33 student media groups that rely on student fees. And Gupta refuses to reinstate funding until a special student government committee has passed rules regarding acceptable content for student media outlets.

Members of the The California Review and other concerned students have effectively argued that now is the time for more debate and discussion, not less, on their campus. Campus reformer Alec Weisman, editor-in-chief of The California Review, has been a tireless blogger and videographer this week, as he tries to spread news of what's happening at UC San Diego through his blog and CampusReform.org.

And while campus debate continues, Alec and other campus reformers are already taking action. Tonight UC San Diego reformers will attend a Campus Election Workshop to learn how to win their upcoming student government elections. The stakes are high.


edited to add more info from the email

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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 01:28 PM
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84. Thanks for this. What KOALA needs to remember is that
the First Amendment does not guarantee access to student fees or taxpayer dollars.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 01:30 PM
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87. Some vicious comments on the LA Times blog
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 01:37 PM
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88. Wait... conventional DU wisdom is that racism only occurs in the South.
Edited on Sat Feb-27-10 01:40 PM by Kalyke
How is this happening in California.

:eyes:

Seriously, this is awful and the escalation seems far from ebbing.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 03:19 PM
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89. "Conventional wisdom" is an oxymoron
...
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 04:37 PM
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91. Well, it is Southern California
:P
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 04:11 PM
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90. Kick back to the top
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 11:15 AM
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92. Looks like the noose was put there by a minority student
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