UVa’s annual bout of racism has earned it coverage in the Washington Post today:
Just a few weeks into the school year, U-Va. has had at least nine racist incidents — slurs shouted from cars, ugly words written on message boards, a racist threat scrawled on a bathroom wall. And students, parents and alumni are demanding change.
The university has had a troubled racial history, and reaction to the recent incidents — all directed at black students — has been stark.
M. Rick Turner, dean of African American affairs, said the climate is the worst he has seen in his 18 years with the university. “I call it racial terrorism — it’s gone beyond racial incidents.
Ladies and gentlemen, the always-helpful Rick Turner, deescalating the rhetoric.