Friday, March 9, 2012

Still Waiting for ‘Real Action’: UC’s Repeated Failure to Address Campus Racism « occupy california

Still Waiting for ‘Real Action’: UC’s Repeated Failure to Address Campus Racism « occupy california:


Still Waiting for ‘Real Action’: UC’s Repeated Failure to Address Campus Racism

from WeAreStillTheCrisis:
As many in the UCLA community are now aware, the door to students’ off-campus apartment was vandalizedwith anti-Mexican and sexist messages on the morning of Monday, February 27.  As tragic as this isolated event was, it is more illustrative of the broader campus climate on one hand, and, on the other, the complete inability of campus and system administrators to effectively address these situations and ensure the safety of their female students and students of color.
Before looking at the Daily Bruin editorial penned by Christine Mata, Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Climate, it’s important to rewind several years and place this event in the proper context.
The weekend of February 13, 2010, the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter at UC San Diego hosted a theme party intended 

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