Between 1882 and 1968, the United States recorded nearly 5,000 lynchings, of which the overwhelming majority of the victims were Black. As terrifying and horrific as those figures are, lynchings are not occurrences of the forgotten past, but a matter of our present reality with investigations into possible lynchings being conducted as recently as 2018.
Two weeks after sighting of a noose on campus sparked campus controversy, Stanford Public Safety believe that the 3-foot long rope, recognized as a hate symbol, may have been on campus for months.
On July 17, we found this statement from our President and Provost buried in “Quad Blog,” an obscure media outlet that few in the Stanford community pay attention to. Entitled, “Concerning Incident on Campus,” it reads, in its entirety: As many of you have seen in news reports, this weekend Stanford’s Department of Public Safety…
We are pleased to announce that the “Resolution to Condemn the Noose Incident and Urge Further Action From Administration” (UGS – S2019 – 6) has passed the Undergraduate Senate with a unanimous vote of 11-0, with four abstentions due to limited communication. Following the passing of this resolution, we, senators Alimire, Brown and Hopkins, the…
Stanford failed to respond quickly enough or to acknowledge the historical significance of the noose in its initial statement, administrators wrote in an email to the campus community.
Stanford police responded to reports of a noose on campus over the weekend and found a 3-foot long white rope, with a loop at one end, suspended from a tall bush near a residence for summer students.
An ever-growing spiral of events at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) over the past two and a half weeks has much of the southern California campus in an uproar regarding hate speech and media censorship.