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* Graffiti Sketch Of Noose And Words “San Diego” And “lynch” Concern Staff At University Of California At Santa Cruz

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Officials at the University of California at Santa Cruz are concerned about a sketch of a noose found in a campus bathroom Monday.Campus officials found the graffiti, which depicts a noose with the words “San Diego” and “lynch” written next to it, on the door of a bathroom in the school’s Earth and Marine Sciences building on Monday morning. Over the graffiti, it appeared someone had written “moron,” which was crossed off and replaced with “visionary,” university spokesman Jim Burns said.UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal issued a statement Monday saying the graffiti made clear reference to an incident at UC San Diego last week in which a noose was found hanging from a light fixture in the campus library. He called the drawing “deeply disturbing” and “deplorable.” The incidents followed a controversial Feb. 15 off-campus party at UC San Diego mocking Black History Month. The party was titled “Compton Cookout.””In the end, it’s possible this was one person’s idea of a joke, that referenced what’s been happening at UC San Diego,” Burns said of the Santa Cruz graffiti. “But no one here is finding it funny and in fact it’s quite offensive.”Campus officials are investigating the incident and working to identify perpetrators, Blumenthal said.Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact UCSC police at (831) 459-2231 or anonymously by calling (831) 459-3TIP (3847).

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  • 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.

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