San Diego students storm offices after noose found
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Anger boiled over on the University of California San Diego campus Friday, where students took over the chancellor’s office for several hours 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.”
They left the office 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 over demands that include more boosting the African-American curriculum and campus activities. A university spokesman, Jeff Gattas, said there were no arrests and no property was damaged during the takeover.
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.
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San Diego students storm offices after noose found
You have got to be kidding me, THIS is the cause of a racially charged incident?
I can see how it might be the source of some racial tension if there was an effigy attached, one that may be of a particular ethnicity, and yeah, if there had actually been a body attached to the noose, of a particular ethnicity, that too would qualify as a racially charged incident.
But this was over a noose. Just a plain old noose.
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.
In a news conference Friday afternoon, Fox said the student has been suspended but declined to discuss her motive or other students involved.
Motive? Are they serious? These are college kids, probably Frat or Sorority kids. They don’t need a motive, all they need is an idea and an opportunity. Unless, unless I say, unless they are members of The Old South Fraternity, Kappa Alpha.
Everyone knows what an EVIL bunch of racists KA is.
Kappa Alpha Order (commonly known as Kappa Alpha, KA, or “the Order”) is a social fraternity and fraternal order. Kappa Alpha Order has 124 active chapters, 3 provisional chapters, and 2 commissions. The Order boasts more than 149,000 initiated members. SOURCE
Those KA dudes are teh PURE EVIL I tell you, teh pure evil. 😈
Hundreds of students rallied for several hours outside the university administration building Friday, where speakers denounced the noose as an example of intolerance on a campus where less than 2 percent of students are black.
There are people in this world that spend their entire lives looking for things to be offended over, I’m thinking that this bunch at UC San Diego may be a part of that particular demographic.
To blacks, a noose recalls the days of widespread racism and lynchings.
“How am I supposed to walk into that building? How am I ever going to be safe there?” said ethnic studies major Cheyenne Stevens, who is black.
Mustafa Shahryar, 21, said he had seen the noose as he left the library.
Shahryar, who is from Afghanistan, told the crowd he grew accustomed to racial slurs while growing up in Southern California but was stunned to see the noose.
“Nothing phased me until last night,” he said. “I just took that noose as an attack on all of us.”
All of this from a noose? And an Afghan student jumps on the bad wagon? Over a noose?
Between 1882 and 1968, the Tuskegee Institute recorded 3,437 lynchings of African Americans and 1,293 lynchings of whites. Southern states created new constitutions between 1890–1908 with provisions that effectively disenfranchised most blacks, as well as many poor whites. People who were not permitted to vote were also not permitted to serve on juries, further excluding these constituents from the political process. SOURCE
So, let’s get off of that race baiting high horse. Black folks don’t have a corner on the market when it comes to being strung up!
Granted, more Blacks were lynched than whites, but, 1,293 white people being lynched is nothing to laugh about, yet somehow, I’m not racially offended by someone hanging a noose on an inanimate or ornate object.
There have been a lot of prejudicial matters since the beginning of this nation. It seems that some Black folks are the only ones with a chip on their shoulder, the only ones that seek payment of reparations and so forth, and are the only ones that see racial prejudice in every action committed by some person NOT of the Black race. Not ALL Black people are that way, but the ones that are sure make it tough on those that aren’t.
If you’re looking for something to be offended over, I am certain you’ll find it. This article, my words, the noose, whatever, but if it does offend you, that’s just too bad. Get over it and LOSE the race baiting mentality. It’s NOT all about race and color, but there sure are a lot of folks that want to make it about race and color.
Some of us try to avoid it too, but we’ll happily oblige the race baiters if pushed into it! 😈