College campus works to promote tolerance despite racial tension

The University of California, San Diego is dealing with unhappy students and charges of student racism, after off-campus parties held over Presidents Day Weekend mocked Black History Month.

The University of California, San Diego, is dealing with unhappy students and charges of student racism, after off-campus parties held over Presidents' Day Weekend mocked Black History Month. The campus launched an anti-racism campaign in response, including hosting a teach-in event on February 24, intended to promote tolerance. But black students organized a walk-out and protest, saying the university needs to increase the number of minority students and improve conditions for them, the Los Angeles Times reported.

UCSD and its Chancellor, Marye Anne Fox, have condemned the parties, are deciding if they can discipline the students behind them. It suspended the campus TV station that featured a campus satire group supporting the parties and using a racial slur.

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