Campus Racial Incidents : The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

College Campus Racial Incidents

Three White Students Charged With Hate Crimes at San Jose State University

Three White Students Charged With Hate Crimes at San Jose State University

The White students are accused of barricading the Black student in his room, displaying a Confederate flag, writing the word “nigger” on a white board in a common area, and attaching a metal bicycle lock around his neck.

Umoja House at Lehigh University Vandalized With Racial Slurs

Umoja House at Lehigh University Vandalized With Racial Slurs

The Umoja House residence hall on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is the home to 28 multicultural students. The house was egged and vandalized with racial slurs including the word “nigger.”

Official at Our Lady of the Lake University Refers to a Student as "the Angry Black Woman"

Official at Our Lady of the Lake University Refers to a Student as “the Angry Black Woman”

A White administrator at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, has resigned after several recordings in which he made inappropriate remarks were placed on YouTube.

Fraternity at the University of Michigan Planned a "Hood Rachet Thursday" Party

Fraternity at the University of Michigan Planned a “Hood Rachet Thursday” Party

The invitation was directed at “bad bitches, White girls, basketball players, thugs, and gangsters” and warned those invited that “hood IDs would be checked.” A headline read, “We goin back to da hood again!!”

Black Women Reportedly Taunted With Racial Slurs at the University of Florida

Black Women Reportedly Taunted With Racial Slurs at the University of Florida

A fraternity member was accused of yelling racial slurs and inappropriate sexual remarks to a Black women student who was walking on the street in front of the fraternity house.

Hampshire College Cancels Performance of an "Afrofunk Ensemble"

Hampshire College Cancels Performance of an “Afrofunk Ensemble”

One band member stated that their appearance was cancelled after they were criticized on social media as being “too White” to play Afrobeat music.

Task Force Finds Fault in UCLA's Racial Bias Complaint Policies

Task Force Finds Fault in UCLA’s Racial Bias Complaint Policies

An internal task force at the University of California at Los Angeles issued a report that concluded that policies and procedures currently in place to deal with complaints of racial bias and discrimination from faculty members are inadequate.

Controversy Over a Confederate Flag at the University of Rochester

Controversy Over a Confederate Flag at the University of Rochester

A house adviser demanded that the student take down the flag that was hanging in his dormitory window. The administration later stated that the student should have the right to display the flag.

Chief Diversity Officer Files Lawsuit Against Gallaudet University

Chief Diversity Officer Files Lawsuit Against Gallaudet University

Angela McCaskill, the chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the university of violating anti-discrimination provisions of the District of Columbia Human Rights Act.

Racial Hatred and Higher Education

Racial Hatred and Higher Education

Racially-biased incidents, like the highly publicized occurrences at Oberlin College, may not be aberrational in America’s academic environments.

Campus Racist Incidents Were a Hoax But Oberlin College Reiterates Its Outrage

Campus Racist Incidents Were a Hoax But Oberlin College Reiterates Its Outrage

After police said the series of racial incidents last spring were hoaxes, the college issued a statement that read in part, “These actions were real. The fear and disruption they caused in our community were real. We will not tolerate acts of hatred and threats of violence regardless of motivation.”

Alice Walker Gets the Boot and Then a Welcoming Hand From the University of Michigan

Alice Walker Gets the Boot and Then a Welcoming Hand From the University of Michigan

An invitation for Alice Walker to speak at the University of Michigan was rescinded. Walker, who is an outspoken critic of the state of Israel and an advocate for Palestinian rights, has now been re-invited to speak at a public forum on the University of Michigan campus.

White Student Union Established at Georgia State University

White Student Union Established at Georgia State University

According to the group’s website, The White Student Union will be “a place for like-minded White students to come together and not only celebrate their common European/Euro-American cultures, but to discuss issues that affect White people in the world today.”

Hillsdale College President Criticized for Using the Term "Dark Ones"

Hillsdale College President Criticized for Using the Term “Dark Ones”

Larry Arnn, the president of Hillsdale College in Michigan, came under fire for a remark he made at a legislative hearing in Lansing.

University of California Agrees to Settle a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

University of California Agrees to Settle a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Christian Head, an African American professor of surgery claimed that he was intentionally degraded based on his race and that UCLA officials ignored blatant acts of racial discrimination directed against him.

Racist Prank at the University of Chicago

Racist Prank at the University of Chicago

An African American mail carrier was asked to bring 79 packaging boxes to “Reggin Toggaf” (spelled backwards it’s “Faggot Nigger”) at a fraternity at the University of Chicago. The carrier made six or seven trips up the stairs to the fraternity carrying the boxes.

African American Student at the UC-Irvine Finds Racist Note in Her Backpack

African American Student at the UC-Irvine Finds Racist Note in Her Backpack

An African American student at the University of California at Irvine found a racist note in her backpack while she was in the science library on campus. The note read, “Go back 2 Africa, slave.”

Protest Held at the University of Southern California Over Police Treatment of Black Students

Protest Held at the University of Southern California Over Police Treatment of Black Students

Black students at the University of Southern California claim that the Los Angeles Police Department exhibited racial bias when responding to noise complaints about end-of-the-semester parties held just off campus.

Penn States Creates a Joint Diversity Awareness Task Force

Penn States Creates a Joint Diversity Awareness Task Force

The goal of the task force will be to undertake a review of issues related to cultural awareness and to make suggestions and recommendations on curricular and out-of-class climate changes that could enhance the environment for all students at the university.

Racist Comments Painted on a Bridge at the University of Virginia

Racist Comments Painted on a Bridge at the University of Virginia

The bridge, which spans railroad tracks, is routinely used by students as a kind of message board to convey sentiments to their peers. But last week someone painted racist comments on the span.

Racial Incident on the Campus of Purdue University

Racial Incident on the Campus of Purdue University

A placard placed in front of a building on the campus of Purdue University was defaced with a racial slur.

Sonoma State University Students Address Bias Incidents on Campus

Sonoma State University Students Address Bias Incidents on Campus

The student government group developed a bias report protocol after several bias incidents occurred on campus. In one incident, racist graffiti was written on the poster of a Black student group.

University of California Irvine Student Appears in Blackface on YouTube Video

University of California Irvine Student Appears in Blackface on YouTube Video

Some members were shown lip syncing to a Justin Timberlake song. Then another member appears in blackface, supposedly playing hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.

19 Bias Incidents Reported at Elizabethtown College Since February 1

19 Bias Incidents Reported at Elizabethtown College Since February 1

College officials stated that most of the incidents involved the writing or hateful messages or threats on message boards on the dormitory room doors of students.

New Report Finds an Average of 250,000 Hate Crimes in the U.S. Each Year

New Report Finds an Average of 250,000 Hate Crimes in the U.S. Each Year

The number of hate crimes in the United States as reported in the new study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics is 25 to 40 times higher than the number of hate crimes reported in an annual summary published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Towson University Refutes Allegations of an Unsafe Campus for White Students

Towson University Refutes Allegations of an Unsafe Campus for White Students

A group calling itself the White Student Union has vowed to start unarmed patrols on the campus of Towson University in Maryland to combat “black on white” crime.

Oberlin College Suspends Classes After Racial Incidents

Oberlin College Suspends Classes After Racial Incidents

In February, Black History Month posters in the college’s Science Center were defaced with the word “Nigger.” In a residence hall, the words “Whites Only” were written above a water fountain and “No Niggers” was written on a bathroom door.

Ole Miss Issues Report on Election Night Campus Protest of President Obama's Reelection

Ole Miss Issues Report on Election Night Campus Protest of President Obama’s Reelection

The co-chair of the committee formed to investigate the Election Night disturbance stated, “It wasn’t a riot, but it was a painful, ugly night for many Ole Miss students.”

Emory Students Apologize for Racially Insensitive Television Broadcast

Emory Students Apologize for Racially Insensitive Television Broadcast

In the satirical segment, viewers were asked to help identify students who “shouldn’t be here and are only at the school because of affirmative action.”

University of North Alabama Student Tweets Racial Slur Directed Against President Obama

University of North Alabama Student Tweets Racial Slur Directed Against President Obama

A member of the university’s football team used a racial slur on Twitter when the NBC Television network preempted a football game to cover President Obama’s speech at the memorial for victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting.

Racist Graffiti Written on a Greenhouse at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Racist Graffiti Written on a Greenhouse at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The incident prompted a Black student leader to write a letter to the editor of the student newspaper on campus saying that African American students on campus “experienced more pure, unadulterated racism in one semester” than in several previous years combined.

Photo of Student in Blackface Appeared on Duke's Athletics Department Official Website

Photo of Student in Blackface Appeared on Duke’s Athletics Department Official Website

A student at a lacrosse team party blackened her face as part of her Buckwheat costume. A photo of the student at the party was posted on the team’s official webpage.

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