Wednesday, October 18, 2006
On October 13, I wrote a blog entry about a recent racist incident at the University of Texas. the UT dean urged students to "think twice" and "think twice again" about their future conduct after the Internet posting of photographs taken at an off-campus party organized around a "ghetto" theme. The photos showed the students holding 40-ounce bottles in brown paper bags and wearing Afro wigs, gold teeth and such gang-related attire as bandanas, according to students who saw the images. Some of the party-goers wore name tags with names such as "Tanika" or "Jesus" to play on a black or Hispanic stereotype, the students said. Click here for the news story on this controversy.
At UCLA School of Law, there were racist portrayals of undocmented Mexican immigrants in the law school's official moot court competition. Here is a student communication to Latino alumni. Download From_Raza_to_Moot_Court.pdf
Recall also Justice Scalia's comment (reported here on Oct. 4) about tequila during oral argument in an immigration case incvoving a mexican migrant.
Do you see a pattern? Does it have anything to do with the national debate over immigration?