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Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:19 PM

It started with the Compton Cookout.

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UC San Diego is in the hot seat after an off-campus student party, dubbed the "Compton Cookout," mocked Black History Month.

Campus administrators said they were investigating whether the party, held Feb. 15, and its Facebook invitation violated the university's code of conduct and whether its sponsors should be disciplined.

Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity were identified as being some of the organizers, but the fraternity president has criticized the event and said his club didn't sponsor it.

Here's the dress code for the party, according to the invite:

For girls: For those of you who are unfamiliar with ghetto chicks -- Ghetto chicks usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama, and wear cheap clothes -- they consider Baby Phat to be high class and expensive couture. They also have short, nappy hair, and usually wear cheap weave, usually in bad colors, such as purple or bright red.

They look and act similar to Shenaynay, and speak very loudly, while rolling their neck, and waving their finger in your face. Ghetto chicks have a very limited vocabulary, and attempt to make up for it, by forming new words, such as "constipulated", or simply cursing persistently, or using other types of vulgarities, and making noises, such as "hmmg!", or smacking their lips, and making other angry noises, grunts, and faces.

The objective is for all you lovely ladies to look, act, and essentially take on these "respectable" qualities throughout the day.

In an e-mail to students and staff, UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said the party showed "blatant disregard of our campus values." She said the university would hold a teach-in Wednesday "to discuss the importance of mutual respect and civility."

On Thursday, Times Staff Writer Larry Gordon reported a recent protest showed how difficult it will be for the campus to overcome longstanding concerns about the small number of African American students enrolled there.
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Then escalated with this.

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The UC San Diego student who hung a noose inside a campus library has been suspended from the university. Chancellor Mary Anne Fox says it's one example of how the university is taking actions to quell racial tensions.

Police say the female student hung a noose from a bookcase inside the Geisel Library. Campus police are not classifying it as a hate crime, but there are saying the noose was left with the intent to terrorize.

It's another racially-charged incident since a group of students took part in the so-called Compton Cookout party. Fox told students at a campus demonstration that her highest priority is their safety.

“We need to come together and stand together strongly. I pledge to you that we will create a campus climate that students will know that this university that respects them and their communities,” Fox said.

Minority students took over Fox's office on Friday to demand change. Fox says she is taking actions based on a list of student demands from UCSD's Black Student Union. One of her actions is the creation of a task force to help bolster outreach and recruitment strategies for minority students. Other actions include:

•Charging a permanent taskforce to review and enhance outreach programs and identify recruitment strategies to attract minority faculty. Associate Vice Chancellor of Faculty Equity and the Faculty Equity Advisors will serve as the core of this committee.
•Creation of a Campus Climate Commission modeled after UCLA’s recent efforts to address declines in African-American enrollments
•Continue to fund the Faculty-Student Mentor Programs; fund the vacant Program Coordinator position in the African American Studies Minor; continue to provide funding within the Chancellor’s Diversity Office
•Currently identifying a space for an African-American Resource Center on campus
•Currently identifying appropriate, central locations for cultural art
•Chancellor and campus leaders to meet with the chair and vice chair of the Black Student Union at least once every academic quarter.


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Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:34 PM

Jeez...cant a girl hang a noose in the library these days without being accused of a hate crime? Whats the world coming too?
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:24 AM

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:47 AM

yup....I'm gonna stay out of this one.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:43 AM

I wouldn't call any of this bigotry or racist yet. Does the campus have a lot of people that act like that? Perhaps this is just a very non PC attempt at social satire at the school for the blacks there. I don't think there's really enough information to judge otherwise...
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:51 AM

View PostFenrisulfr, on Feb 27 2010, 09:43 AM, said:

I wouldn't call any of this bigotry or racist yet. Does the campus have a lot of people that act like that? Perhaps this is just a very non PC attempt at social satire at the school for the blacks there. I don't think there's really enough information to judge otherwise...

A comment on the first article that helps give some context.

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coquito13 wrote: For several years now students at UC Berkeley have had to protest "South of the Border" parties where fences were erected (read:border) and attendees were encouraged to come dressed as "Illegal Immigrants" and would have to scale the fence to get in. Though the school did take some action, it did not prevent another group from doing the same in another year. The penalty usually brought down on these students groups who host these racist parties don't deter them from future activities. As is the case with UCSD. Then we wonder why we lose talented young people from these communities to private schools and out of state institutions. The brain drain in CA from underrepresented communities is also impacted by the ignorance that is bred in institutions that are supposed to enlighten young minds. How about taking a much stronger stance and expelling the students altogether. Send a message to all students that racism (both through ignorance and of the overt sort) will not be tolerated - period. But, sadly this will be too much to ask of the UC. It would require a level of encourage not seen there since... Perhaps all the African American Students there now should transfer out. Maybe mass exodus will pressure the school to take great action. Soledad O'Brien, where you at?

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:52 AM

I wonder....would it be acceptable to have a White Student's Union?


I mean, I'd never start a party like the one described, and I would certainly never hang a noose anywhere - period.

I like to keep my racism on the down low after all. ;)

But really, does UCSD really think that racial quotas in attendance and the faculty are going to solve problems like this? Seeing as 'stereotypes of black people' are often featured and promoted by people in the entertainment industry who are black, on one level I find all this outrage (in relation to the party) a bit rich.

From the article, a comment:

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If blacks, or Latinos talked and joked openly about whites living in trailer parks envoking a common stereotype, whites would be offended. If minorities talked about white women being on welfare having multiple children and frequenting bars and strip joints, Whites would be offended.


Really? I don't think so. Whites already complain about this stuff, and we call it "white trash." And we do it with no internal debate how about we're "selling out our race by criticizing abject failures. And yes, there is stereotyping in the white community specifically about "white trailer park trash." So, are whites racist against..fellow white people? :P

Like this guy right here...what a sellout! :)

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:57 AM

View PostMehphisto, on Feb 27 2010, 10:51 AM, said:

View PostFenrisulfr, on Feb 27 2010, 09:43 AM, said:

I wouldn't call any of this bigotry or racist yet. Does the campus have a lot of people that act like that? Perhaps this is just a very non PC attempt at social satire at the school for the blacks there. I don't think there's really enough information to judge otherwise...

A comment on the first article that helps give some context.

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coquito13 wrote: For several years now students at UC Berkeley have had to protest "South of the Border" parties where fences were erected (read:border) and attendees were encouraged to come dressed as "Illegal Immigrants" and would have to scale the fence to get in. Though the school did take some action, it did not prevent another group from doing the same in another year. The penalty usually brought down on these students groups who host these racist parties don't deter them from future activities. As is the case with UCSD. Then we wonder why we lose talented young people from these communities to private schools and out of state institutions. The brain drain in CA from underrepresented communities is also impacted by the ignorance that is bred in institutions that are supposed to enlighten young minds. How about taking a much stronger stance and expelling the students altogether. Send a message to all students that racism (both through ignorance and of the overt sort) will not be tolerated - period. But, sadly this will be too much to ask of the UC. It would require a level of encourage not seen there since... Perhaps all the African American Students there now should transfer out. Maybe mass exodus will pressure the school to take great action. Soledad O'Brien, where you at?



Well aside from the blatant and heavy handed desire for complete censorship, I will say that "Illegal Immigration Party" sounds like something liberals would do. After all, if it was conservative in nature then the 'illegals' would have to cross the fence under gunfire, right?

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:58 AM

Whites have a majority in this country though. And they weren't slaves for hundreds of years.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:09 AM

View PostMehphisto, on Feb 27 2010, 10:51 AM, said:

A comment on the first article that helps give some context.

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coquito13 wrote: For several years now students at UC Berkeley have had to protest "South of the Border" parties where fences were erected (read:border) and attendees were encouraged to come dressed as "Illegal Immigrants" and would have to scale the fence to get in. Though the school did take some action, it did not prevent another group from doing the same in another year. The penalty usually brought down on these students groups who host these racist parties don't deter them from future activities. As is the case with UCSD. Then we wonder why we lose talented young people from these communities to private schools and out of state institutions. The brain drain in CA from underrepresented communities is also impacted by the ignorance that is bred in institutions that are supposed to enlighten young minds. How about taking a much stronger stance and expelling the students altogether. Send a message to all students that racism (both through ignorance and of the overt sort) will not be tolerated - period. But, sadly this will be too much to ask of the UC. It would require a level of encourage not seen there since... Perhaps all the African American Students there now should transfer out. Maybe mass exodus will pressure the school to take great action. Soledad O'Brien, where you at?



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Illegal immigration? That's now being racist? They were making fun of MEXICANS. Since when is a MEXICAN a RACE?

View PostMehphisto, on Feb 27 2010, 10:58 AM, said:

Whites have a majority in this country though. And they weren't slaves for hundreds of years.


You're joking right? Whites haven't been slaves for hundreds of years? Do you know nothing of European history? It seems no one else does.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:13 AM

View PostMehphisto, on Feb 27 2010, 10:58 AM, said:

Whites have a majority in this country though. And they weren't slaves for hundreds of years.


One word:

Ireland.

And so you favor racial favoritism? Isn't that...racist?
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:46 AM

View PostAshrak, on Feb 27 2010, 10:52 AM, said:

I wonder....would it be acceptable to have a White Student's Union?


Thats the first thing I thought of.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 11:43 AM

View PostAshrak, on Feb 27 2010, 11:13 AM, said:

View PostMehphisto, on Feb 27 2010, 10:58 AM, said:

Whites have a majority in this country though. And they weren't slaves for hundreds of years.

And so you favor racial favoritism? Isn't that...racist?


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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:19 AM

View PostCptObvious, on Feb 27 2010, 11:46 AM, said:

View PostAshrak, on Feb 27 2010, 10:52 AM, said:

I wonder....would it be acceptable to have a White Student's Union?


Thats the first thing I thought of.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:49 AM

View PostFenrisulfr, on Feb 27 2010, 10:09 AM, said:

View PostMehphisto, on Feb 27 2010, 10:58 AM, said:

Whites have a majority in this country though. And they weren't slaves for hundreds of years.


You're joking right? Whites haven't been slaves for hundreds of years? Do you know nothing of European history? It seems no one else does.

They haven't been slaves in America.
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