Monday, February 28, 2011

UC-San Diego Ensnared in Another Race Controversy

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
by The Associated Press , February 28, 2011

SAN DIEGO — Racial tensions are up at the University of California, San Diego again after someone sent a campuswide e-mail that contained the N-word.
Someone hit “reply all” to an e-mail about a student survey on Feb. 9 and only wrote the epithet in the message. Campus administrators condemned the e-mail as “hurtful and offensive” this week, but they declined to identify the student or say whether any disciplinary action was taken.
University spokeswoman Judy Piercey says student personnel matters can’t be discussed. She downplayed the incident as “minor” and called the incident “one student being a jerk.”

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