UCSD: Noose Found in Geisel Library
UCSD Library Noose Escalates Brewing Tensions
UC San Diego's racial tensions are escalating. It started with an off-campus fraternity event called the Compton Cookout, which made fun of Black History Month. The party was defended by The Koala, known for its bizarre personal ads and willingness to do anything to piss people off; they used racial slurs to describe the Compton Cookout's critics.
Yesterday, someone found a noose hanging in the Theodor Seuss Geisel Library, and students are not amused. Hanging nooses at schools tends to turn out badly:
So far, The Koala got its campus funding pulled, but nobody else involved has faced any sanctions by the school itself, which launched a support site called Battle Hate.
When I was a UCSD undergrad, the black student population was tiny: UCSD was mostly white, Asian and Latino. Evidently that hasn't changed much. What has changed is that somehow people care what the fraternities do and think.
It started with an off-campus, ghetto-themed party over the Feb. 13-14 weekend hosted by members of more than one fraternity, among other students, to mock Black History Month.
The event was defended on a student-television show by members of Koala, where one student used the 'N-word' to describe critics of the Cookout.