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Is a real cookout worse than a fake Klan rally?

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Morton Downey, aspiring make-up artist

Remember the Compton Cookout? It appears that there wasn’t enough attention brought to it as it is. That’s why the discovery at a noose at UC San Diego’s campus library was so distressing. Here’s the Los Angeles Times, February 27:

A UC San Diego student admitted Friday to hanging a rope noose from a campus library bookcase in an act that triggered more protests at a school already roiled by other recent racially charged incidents.

Angry students responded to the incident by storming and occupying the office of UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. The sit-in continued for about six hours Friday and ended without arrests, and a sympathy protest at UCLA lasted about an hour, officials said.

UC San Diego police confirmed that the student contacted them Friday morning and acknowledged responsibility for placing the noose the night before on a lamp fixture atop a seventh-floor bookcase in the campus’ main library. Police did not release the woman’s name or race or provide any information about a motive.

The Los Angeles Times, May 2:

The UC San Diego student reportedly responsible for hanging a noose last week in a campus library issued a public, but anonymous, apology Monday and said she had no racist motivation.

“As a minority student who sympathizes with the students that have been affected by the recent issues on campus, I am distraught to know that I have unintentionally added to their pain,” the student wrote. She was suspended Friday and remains under investigation for a possible hate crime.


California’s rejection of their largest newspaper

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009


California has a seismic shift in it that goes well beyond anything the San Andres Fault can muster. Remeber that this was a state that voted for Ronald Reagan, and were Republican from 1968 to 1992. They have an enormous industrial base (yes, still) and fancy themselves an engine of economics.