Student party prompts anti-racism school campaign

Student party prompts anti-racism school campaign

Published February 25, 2010

SAN DIEGO – The University of California, San Diego has initiated a campus-wide campaign against racism in the wake of a student party that used a ghetto theme to mockingly commemorate Black History Month.

A school Web site outlines the "Battle Hate" campaign that aims to ensure that all students feel "safe, supported and respected." A teach-in at the university Wednesday discussed the importance of mutual respect.

The off-campus party on President's Day outraged some of UCSD's black students, who comprise only 2 percent of the student population.

The party was condemned by the school and a fraternity. UCSD officials are investigating whether anyone can be disciplined.

Written by Associated Press


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