Today’s sites of interest is a very special theme edition. I think the title speaks for itself.
The Black Student Union at UC San Diego has declared the campus climate for racial minorities to be in a “state of emergency.”
Los Angeles Times Editorial: Beyond a ‘Compton Cookout’
Many of these recommendations are not new. They were put forward by the Black Student Union as far back as 2006, when students warned they were becoming increasingly uncomfortable, alienated and even fearful on campus.
Jason Kobely at News10: UC Davis: Swastika carved into Jewish student’s door probed as hate crime
“I was scared when I saw it and confused. We all really like each other in the dorm. I don’t know who would do it. It’s totally unacceptable,” said the UC Davis freshman.
Student Activism: Noose Found Hanging at UCSD Library
Here’s my take: there’s no difference. There’s no difference between being a bigot and pretending to be a bigot to wind people up.
Julie Bolcer at the Advocate: UC Davis LGBT Center Vandalized
A letter from the center’s staff on the door vowed to leave the graffiti up as a reminder that intolerance still exists.
UC Regent Live(Blog): Coverage on KKK hood found at UCSD
UC San Diego police are investigating the discovery about 11 p.m. Monday of what appeared to be a white pillowcase that had been crudely fashioned into a KKK-style hood with a hand-drawn symbol.
I say again: What in forks, University of California?
One act of solidarity amidst the hatred:
March4ClassWar at IndyBay: Black Students Block Sather Gate
Black students decked in all black, masked up, linked their arms to block Sather Gate’s main entrance today in solidarity with UCSD and UCLA.
I’d like to note that tomorrow happens to be the national day of action to defend education; strikes and student walkouts will be occurring all over the United States.