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An Inconvenient Koala
AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 6, 2010 | Bethany Stotts

Posted on 03/05/2010 8:18:39 AM PST by bs9021

An Inconvenient Koala

Bethany Stotts, March 5, 2010

Students at the University of California at San Diego decided to launch a “ghetto-themed ‘Compton Cookout’’’ which satirizes black culture in celebration of Black History Month, according a February Los Angeles Times article. “Promising a taste of ‘life in the ghetto,’ the [party’s] Facebook invitation contained many racist stereotypes,” reported Larry Gordon. “For example, it urged women to dress as ‘ghetto chicks’ who ‘usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama, and wear cheep clothes.’ It said the menu would include chicken and watermelon.”

UC Irvine’s New University newspaper notes that “This [cookout] was followed by a taping of the school-sponsored ‘Koala T.V.’ featuring the editor of the publication calling the students condemning the event ‘ungrateful n—.’”

A February 20th update on The Koala Online website (nsfw) states,

“The Koala would like to condemn the organizers of the Compton Cookout. If history has shown us anything, you need more black people at your party to have enough black-on-black violence to actually justify the name ‘Compton.’ Shame on you. SHAME.”

According to a Feb. 23 Foundation For Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) letter to the UCSD Chancellor, the Koala broadcast “a defense of the party on UCSD’s Student Run Television (SRTV). …” and “Shortly thereafter, Associated Students President Utsav Gupta shut down the station and froze funding for all student media at UCSD.” FIRE supports both The Koala and the ‘Compton Cookout’ attendees’ right to free speech and says that off-campus speech should not be investigated or prosecuted......

(Excerpt) Read more at academia.org ...


TOPICS: Education; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: california; highered; race; thekoala

1 posted on 03/05/2010 8:18:40 AM PST by bs9021
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To: bs9021

Wait... What ?

Who did this ? The school ? Students ? Are they black ?

I don’t get it. (twirling hair)


2 posted on 03/05/2010 8:37:04 AM PST by Celerity
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To: bs9021
“The Koala would like to condemn the organizers of the Compton Cookout. If history has shown us anything, you need more black people at your party to have enough black-on-black violence to actually justify the name ‘Compton.’ Shame on you. SHAME.”

The Koala was and presumably still is a satire/comedy publication that managed to never be funny when I was going to UCSD. I see they haven't broken their track record. UCSD is a terrific, high-quality school - it's a shame that when they finally get some national attention it's for the idiot antics of some frat-boys and the never-intentionally-funny writers of the Koala.
3 posted on 03/05/2010 9:06:33 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Celerity

Celerity wrote: Who did this ? The school ? Students ? Are they black ?
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Seems like the media is not giving us an accurate version.
(Surprise, Surprise!)

Read this, from a conservative source: —

“...Apparently, ‘The First Compton Cookout’ was not organized by fraternities, although some people involved in it did coincidently happen to be members of fraternities.

The organizer was an African-American radio “shock jock” who calls himself Jigga Jones or Jiggaboo Jones and hosts his own radio show on 92.5 kyhy (”Burbank Radio”) in Califoria.

Search YouTube for Compton Cookout or Jiggaboo Jones and you’ll see him taking credit for it and complaining because people are offended. He considers the event as a positive thing, an opportunity for all kinds of people “to get to be a N.... for one night.” (His words.)

In other words, the Compton Cookout had little, if anything, to do with UCSD. It was a radio PR stunt which involved non-students as well as some students.

Unfortunately, the UCSD administration has allowed the media to misinterpret and misreport (or at best, insufficiently report) the event. UCSD has allowed itself to be placed in defensive, no-win light, and activists have latched onto this and are exploiting it...”


4 posted on 03/05/2010 9:50:24 AM PST by Clique
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To: Clique

I see... So like CSA, Soul Plane, and just about every black-targetted movie, it actually POKES FUN OF other blacks.

These guys can’t get it right.


5 posted on 03/05/2010 9:53:15 AM PST by Celerity
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