2015 Racism/Terrorism Report Vol. 1 Issue 3

U of Maryland
4/6/2015 – (Via Black Press USA) – Kayla Tarrant loves the University of Maryland (College Park, MD). But the campus tour guide says a racist email and photo attributed to her schoolmates makes her reluctant to encourage other black students to enroll “in a place where you feel unsafe and no one cares about you.” “We’re literally begging people to care about our issues,” Tarrant said, with tears in her eyes, to applause from about 100 students — blacks, Hispanics, Asians and a few whites — gathered to discuss the racial climate at the predominantly white, 27,000-student campus. Read more…

Thousands of anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters clashed in angry rallies around Australia on Saturday. The most violent clash was in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, where police struggled to separate 3,000 opposing demonstrators. The Victoria state ambulance service treated four people, three for minor injuries from assaults in Melbourne, Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley said. The fourth was treated for chest pains. None of the injured was taken to a hospital, he said. Read more…

A South Carolina college student who said “n—–s” were to blame for the campus’ poor Internet connection has been suspended, school officials said. The University of South Carolina student is seen writing out a list of “reasons why USC WiFi blows” on a study room whiteboard in a shocking Snapchat photo that has gone viral. The racial slur tops the unidentified white woman’s list, which also includes “incompetent” professors, “ratchets,” an overpopulated campus and parking. Read more…

(Reuters) – Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, have released the full content of racially charged and religiously insensitive emails, including about President Barack Obama, sent between the city’s former court clerk and two ex-police supervisors. The St. Louis suburb was torn by months of unrest following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Read more…

AUSTIN — Saturday marked the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, and demonstrators took to the University of Texas campus, speaking out against racism, protesting against recent events that’ve happened both nationally and here in Austin. Marching through campus, demonstrators hoped to raise awareness after a series of seemingly racist episodes on college campuses. Read more…

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