By Xan Gwaltney
SAN DIEGO (AP/UTC/The Loop) — The University of California, San Diego has initiated a campus-wide campaign against racism in the wake of a student party that used a ghetto theme to mockingly commemorate Black History Month.
A school Web site outlines the “Battle Hate” campaign that aims to ensure that all students feel “safe, supported and respected.” A teach-in at the university Wednesday discussed the importance of mutual respect.
The off-campus party on President’s Day outraged some of UCSD’s black students, who comprise only 2 percent of the student population.
The party was condemned by the school and a fraternity. UCSD officials are investigating whether anyone can be disciplined.
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