Racial slur against USC student leader sparks campus debate

Sep 24, 2015 by

Lola Fajinmi and Precious Nwaoha were both A students in high school. But once they got to USC, the African American women were repeatedly asked if they were athletes and told they probably got in because of affirmative action.

So when they heard that a USC fraternity member had cursed the school’s student body president, Rini Sampath, with a racial slur and thrown a drink at her last weekend, they said they were appalled but not too surprised.

“It’s something that happens so often you kind of just tune it out,” Fajinmi said of racial bias, as she paused between classes on campus Wednesday. “I think it’s a huge deal and would like the administration to do something about it. This is a hard topic, but we need to start talking about it.”

Source: Racial slur against USC student leader sparks campus debate – LA Times

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