You know it’s a racial incident when a noose is found. A noose. That lasting symbol of white supremacy. When someone puts a noose up…”them’s fighting words”.
According to Huffington Post, last night, a noose was found hanging on a light in the campus library, according to the UC Regents (Live)blog. A female student admitted to placing the noose there today. This incident comes after the “Compton Cookout” Black History Month drama that we’ve been following here on Hello, Negro. Photo of the noose comes from http://ucregentlive.wordpress.com
“This is truly a dark day in the history of this university,” Chancellor Marye Anne Fox told students gathered along Library Walk. “It’s abhorrent and untenable.”
I say, America, hate is on your doorstep. You need to let it in and have a conversation about what is and is not to be tolerated in YOUR house. To the students at UC San Diego, I suggest that you band together. Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern…an injustice to one is an injustice to all and the eyes of the nation are upon you. Sometimes the young have to be the example of and change and evolution of thought for the old, for the establishment.