Another Noose Found at UC San Diego

Pall of racism hangs over campus
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Jul 29, 2010 5:18 AM CDT
Student decry the off-campus "Compton Cookout" party that mocked Black History month.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – For the second time this year, an object resembling a noose was found at UC San Diego, raising concerns about racism on campus. The crudely fashioned rope loop was found near a performing arts venue, reports the Los Angeles Times. In February, a similar object was found in a campus library and in March a KKK-style hood was placed over a school statue, notes the Union Tribune.

These incidents, combined with an off-campus party that allegedly mocked Black History Month, have sparked student protests and drawn national media attention. Hanging a noose with "intent to terrorize" can bring up to a year in jail, notes the Times.

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