June 29, 2010 6:24 pm
Despite much-publicized racial tensions on the campus last semester, UC San Diego has managed to slightly raise its still small numbers of African American freshman for the fall, according to statistics released by the campus Tuesday.
Some students and faculty had feared that black enrollment on the campus could be negatively affected by the "Compton Cookout," an off-campus party in February that mocked African Americans and led to protests about UC San Diego's small numbers of black students. That led to extra efforts to recruit African American students without violating the state’s ban on racial affirmative action in college admissions.
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