Three White Students Charged With Hate Crimes at San Jose State University

San-Jose-State-UniversityThree White students at San Jose State University in California were charged with hate crime violations for actions that they allegedly directed at their Black roommate. The students lived in a pod-like arrangement where they had their own room and a common living area. The White students are accused of barricading the Black student in his room, displaying a Confederate flag, writing the word “nigger” on a white board in a common area, and attaching a metal bicycle lock around his neck.

The Black student claims that his roommates called him “Three-fifths,” referring to the terminology in the original U.S. Constitution that designated slaves as three-fifths of a person in the count to apportion congressional seats. When the Black student objected to this name calling, he alleges that his roommates then called him “Fraction.”

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  1. I wrote a letter to the college president and shared that this is a hate crime! It was my understanding the staff reassigned the young men to a new dorm. That was later changed to them being asked to leave the school. Hate is present in this country.

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