Huffington reports on KKK hood found at UCSD


KKK Hood Found On UCSD Campus

University of California San Diego police have confirmed that a white pillowcase fashioned as a Ku Klux Klan hood was found affixed to a statue in front of the Geisel Library on campus yesterday.

The Statement from the UCSD police:

UC San Diego police are investigating the discovery about 11 p.m. Monday of what appeared to be a white pillowcase that had been crudely reconstituted into a KKK-style hood with a hand-drawn symbol. It was placed on a statue outside the main campus library, and a rose was inserted into the statue’s fingers.The items have been removed and the police are processing them for evidence, including fingerprint and DNA analysis. An aggressive police investigation is underway. We will pursue this with all of our authority and individuals who are responsible will be punished to the full extent of the Student Code of Conduct and all applicable laws.

“We will not allow this incident, or any incident, to deter the progress we are making to change and heal our university community,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. “We will not tolerate these despicable actions. We stand in firm solidarity with our students and are fully committed to instituting their recommendations. We know these changes will make this university a better place and will help us improve our campus climate.”

If you have any information about this incident, please call the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4359 or email detective@ucsd.edu.

This latest event is part of a wave of race-related incidents on UCSD campus. In mid-February, a “Compton Cookout”-themed party brought condemnation from school administrators and civil rights leaders. Several days later, the school’s student television channel saw its funding frozen after it aired a program mocking the party. On Feb. 26, a noose was found hanging from a light inside the Geisel Library. The woman who placed it there confessed and has been suspended.

Similar racially charged incidents have occurred on other UC campuses as well in the past week. At UC Davis, a swastika was carved into a dorm-room door and the campus LGBT center was vandalized with anti-gay graffiti. On Monday, officials at UC Santa Cruz discovered a noose drawn on the inside of a bathroom door, with the words “San Diego” and “lynch” surrounding it.

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2 responses to “Huffington reports on KKK hood found at UCSD

  1. Instead of an apology there has been steady escalation and now the noose. So, what exactly will the excuses be for this cowardly act that brings up memories of the confederate KKK of the South in their attempts to keep slavery and the non-whites in fear? Is it that are uneducated, is it that their parents planted these seeds of hate, is it that they are live in fear because our President in the white house is not 100% white. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. These kids are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards, they are young and dumb. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use a government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go.

  2. Clearly you missed the part where it hasn’t been a white person responsible for any of these things yet (hood pending investigation), let alone a Republican. Odds this one was a white Republican? Really low.

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