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UCSD Students At It Again: Hang A Noose In Campus Library

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Posted By: The Booze at 10:19 am

3 Mar 2010

LA Times - The campus paper publishes an anonymous letter by a minority student who calls the incident ‘a mindless act and stupid mistake.’ The UC San Diego student reportedly responsible for hanging a noose last week in a campus library issued a public, but anonymous, apology Monday and said she had no racist motivation.

The noose’s discovery set off protests at a school that is already tense from recent racially charged episodes and triggered condemnations from UC leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In a letter published Monday on the front page of the UC San Diego student newspaper, the Guardian, the student wrote that the incident was “a mindless act and stupid mistake” and was not meant to recall the lynching of blacks.

“As a minority student who sympathizes with the students that have been affected by the recent issues on campus, I am distraught to know that I have unintentionally added to their pain,” the student wrote. She was suspended Friday and remains under investigation for a possible hate crime.

The letter is signed “Anonymous UCSD Student” and offers no clues about her identity or ethnicity.

From the same students that brought you the racist fraternity party comes a whole new incident. Back when we reported on the fraternity party, that campus was already brimming with angry black people. I don’t even want to think about what it’s like now. White students better be careful what they say. They shouldn’t even think about singing a DMX song out loud.

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  • Montana

    (1) UCSD: A group of dumb white frat guys hold an event called a “Compton Cookout.” This pisses people off as it used Black History Month as a reason to mock black people with racist stereotypes. Also involved is some idiot who tries to use this opportunity for shameless self-promotion, who also happens to be black. To say the least, the guy is basically a wannabe Flavor Flav.

    (2) UCSD: Another dumb white frat guy gets mad that blacks are offended of being relegated to a bigoted stereotype. He tries to hold another racist event.

    (3) UCSD: Meanwhile, a terrible student media publication (which, after viewing their website consists of all white staff, nudity, staff wrestling each other, and well, not much else), pushes their limits calling black students “ungrateful n——” – not just that word, but also that apparently the black students owed them something. They have a reputation of being trashy, and at this point, administration and faculty rush to condemn racism by students of the campus and various protests begin. Funding is also cut from all student media at UCSD, creating an extra bitter controversy.

    (4) UCSD: On Friday of that week, a noose is found in the library. Everything gets worked in a frenzy and – something I’ll address later – a large amount of white commenter’s on the internet begin claiming that is was probably a black student who planted it in order to gain more sympathy. In addition, there are rumors of a threatening note sent to the Guardian and a second noose, there was no second noose, and the threat seems to be just a rumor.

    (6) UCSD: Protests basically happen at all schools in support of the students. There are various sit-ins, and teach-ins, and what have you. School administrators become pushed to be more active in fixing what’s going on.

    I have not seen this noose person, but most of you blame her and conveniently forget wear this all originated.

    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 republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. These kids follow what their dullard leaders say, 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?

  • Wyoming

    Overreact much? You're the main reason these minor, forgettable stories turn into frenzied diatribes on racism. The frat guys were morons and the issue could have ended there after an apology. Instead, every retard on campus who likes having people listen to his/her voice steps up to enflame the issue. The party was stupid, but so is your argument.

    1) Yeah, the frat guys were idiots. They should have known their actions would send shit a-flying. 2) Sounds like a non-issue. 3) Kind of counterintuitive to label a student publication as trashy and terrible and then get mad at them when they act trashy and terrible. The “Koala” (from what I hear) purposely does fucked up shit, like showing student sex videos on their station. Attention-seeking, 1st amendment-testing whores they are. How come you never got pissed all the other times the station was racist? 4) If you can't see through the stunt to see that some random girl was just trying fuel the fire by tossing the noose up, then you're a moron. Chick prolly found this fiasco laughably entertaining. Same thing with the ghost mask in the library with Professor Plum. It's like the Germans tricking the Americans and Russians into nuclear war in Sum of All Fears. 5) Your point 5 is moot. 6) Who the fuck cares if protests and sit-ins are occurring at other schools. They should mind their own business. When you make an argument it's smarter not to make points that are completely irrelevant to the discussion.

    Amazing link you've discovered there between racists and republicans. Just a great theory supported by indisputable facts. Better stop watching Fox News lest I be exposed to such unconscionable devil-speak. I'm not surprised at what you write when I know how you think.

    Montana can suck it.

  • The Booze

    What the fuck? When did Boozeworthy become the front lines for a turf war between Montana and Wyoming. Nebraska, break this shit up!

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