UCSD Students Blast Chancellor Over Racially Charged Incidents
This just happened on campus this morning.
By Ana Tintocalis
KPBS, February 19, 2010
Black student leaders at UC San Diego blasted Chancellor Mary Anne Fox and other college administrators in an emotionally charged campus forum. Students say the campus climate allows for racially offensive incidents to take place.
Some students broke down in tears while others yelled at Fox. The impromptu meeting follows several days of public outcry over a racially-themed party organized by UCSD students mocking black culture.
Black student leaders handed Fox a list of 32 demands. The demands include everything from creating a safe, central space for black students on campus to fully funding recruitment efforts for black students.
David Ritcherson is the president of UCSD’s Black Student Union. He helped to pass out transfer and withdrawal applications during the heated exchange.
“Do you know how many students in my community are about to fill those out and leave this university?” Ritcherson asked. “Convince us to stay by funding our programs, Chancellor Fox.”
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