Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Universirty of California campus has started a rage of racism across California

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcGSWdsPS8E
Is San Diego, California, trapped in a time warped and returned to the 1960's and taken the rest of the colleges across California with them?
What started at one college as a racist acts, has now spread to several campus across California. On February 15, 2010, students at the University of California held a party that mocked black history month, that was the beginning of tribulation that started the trials of racism openly in San Diego.
http://www.ucsc.edu/news_events/messages/text.asp?pid=3580
The school — where about 2 percent students are black — has been in turmoil over an off-campus "Compton Cookout" party organized by some students that urged people to dress as ghetto stereotypes and promised there would be chicken, watermelon and malt liquor.
As posted in http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-03-03/local-county-news/yates-ire-about-racism-at-ucsd-is-misguided
Jim Burns stated that the words "San Diego" and "lynch" were written on either side of a graffiti that was of a noose on the inside of a bathroom door in the school's Earth and Marine Sciences building. http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=12068959
Students found a noose hanging in the library on campus from a light fixture . http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/Racial-Tensions-Boil-at-UCSD--85535057.html
Black students started protesting at the campus to have their voices heard and to stop the racism at the University of California. (Beg. of Day) On February 19, many UCSD students gathered at 8am on Library Walk to protest. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox
On March 3, 2010 at the University of California a KKK styled hood was found.

At UC Irvine, about 250 people gathered for a "student solidarity speak out" to condemn the recent spate of racist incidents at UC San Diego that targeted black students and another incident last month at UC Davis, which targeted a Jewish student with a swastika carved on her door, said Marya Bangee, an event organizer.

The protests came on the same day UC San Diego announced the discovery of a white pillowcase fashioned into a KKK-style hood — the third racist incident around the campus in as many weeks — and a day after UC Santa Cruz officials found an image of a noose scribbled on the inside of a bathroom door.

Officials found the hood, which bore a hand-drawn circle and cross, on a statue of children's book author Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, outside the main campus library late Monday. A rose had been inserted between the statue's fingers.

One of the students responsible for the noose apologized to the university community in an anonymous letter published Monday in the campus newspaper. She said the noose was formed while she and friends were playing around with a piece of rope and had no meaning as a lynching symbol.

as reported in http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=12073608

http://hiphopwired.com/2010/03/03/update-kkk-hood-appears-at-university-of-california-amidst-racial-tension/

Students rally at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles on Tuesday, ...
In California one has to ask themselves is the year the 1950s or the 1960s, you certainly would not think that this is the year 2010, with the United States having a bi-racial President.
Has these racial issues in California become like an itch that you scratch, that you cannot stop because you cannot receive any relief from it and know that you need to put on medication, and find the root cause of the problem?
Do we call these acts racism or do we call them just childish pranks? If childish pranks how do we stop them? Does covering up the racist acts, become a solution or does it cause it to spread like wild fire? Does exposing it become the answer to stopping it? There has to be an answer for as we can see, what has started at one college campus in California has spread across the state. Is this going to become a problem that spreads to all college campuses across the country, along with high schools?
When is the book ever going to end on racism in this country?

3 comments:

Apoint said...

FOLLOW UP: Black community lends UCSD students support
Local leaders vow vigilance on issue

By Steve Schmidt, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 10:56 p.m.
Shirley Weber of SDSU’s Africana studies program, read a copy of the UCSD newspaper The Koala yesterday during a forum at Mount Erie Baptist Church.

K.C. Alfred / Union-Tribune

Shirley Weber of SDSU’s Africana studies program, read a copy of the UCSD newspaper The Koala yesterday during a forum at Mount Erie Baptist Church.
Shirley Weber of SDSU’s Africana studies program, read a copy of the UCSD newspaper The Koala yesterday during a forum at Mount Erie Baptist Church.

Photo by K.C. Alfred - Union-Tribune

Students at UCSD paused beside a statue of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat that was lined with flowers yesterday. A Ku Klux Klan-style hood had been placed on the statue earlier in the week.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego African-American and civil rights leaders Wednesday night expressed solidarity with University of California San Diego students who are challenging classmates and administrators to improve the racial climate on campus.

At a community forum held at a San Diego church, Councilman Tony Young and others praised the students and promised the backing of the black community.

“These students stand on the shoulders of this community,” said Shirley Weber, chairwoman of the Africana studies program at San Diego State University.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/mar/03/black-community-lends-ucsd-students-support/

Montana said...

Instead of an apology there has been steady escalation and now the noose. So, what exactly will the excuses be for this cowardly act that brings up memories of the confederate KKK of the South in their attempts to keep slavery and the non-whites in fear? Is it that are uneducated, is it that their parents planted these seeds of hate, is it that they are live in fear because our President in the white house is not 100% white. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. These kids are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards, they are young and dumb. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use a government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go.

Darnell said...

As of today, here in San Diego.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/mar/05/ucsd-shift-funds-min...
Bottom line appears to be "...with members of the campus Black Student Union to significantly widen the university’s efforts to attract and retain minority students".
This is fine and good except I'm old enough to remember the same bu#&*^%%s*&t from years ago
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-53116259031241...
"This documentary examines the turbulent life in California of political philosopher Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979), author of One-Dimensional Man, Reason and Revolution and Eros and Civilization, among other books, professor of philosophy at the University of California San Diego,
and a visionary and influential force for the student movement worldwide during the Sixties and Seventies. Blending archival footage, interviews, re- created scenes and voice-over narration, the video profiles not only the life of Marcuse but also the history of student protest and social activism. The video features interviews with Marcuse's student Angela Davis, former UCSD Chancellor William McGill...."

In the land of Reagan, US, Panthers and now Arnold, what has changed for Black People in California???
The local tabloid states "Local leaders..blah blah blah" However if these locals were really leaders would they allow this University to only admit 1.3% Black students? Without a fight? In the most diverse state in America? I think not. Dr. Woodson was right(Mis-Education of the Negroe), we are still dealing with "Misleaders" pretending to speak for the masses.