Compton Cookout

Title

Compton Cookout

Description

An off-campus party mocking Black History Month, allegedly organized by some members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, was themed "Compton Cookout" and urged attendees to dress and act in a manner perpetuating racist stereotypes (City News Service, 2010).
African American students contended that the party was part of an overall attitude of harassment and exclusion at the La Jolla campus, where African American students comprised less than 2% of undergraduates (Perry, 2012).

Source

City News Service. (2010, February 19). NAACP speaks out against UCSD 'Compton Cookout' party. KPBS San Diego Public Radio & TV. Retrieved from http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/feb/19/naacp-speaks-out-against-ucsd-compton-cookout-part/
Perry, Tony. (2012, April 13).  UCSD settles with federal government in racial harassment case.  Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/uc-san-diego-racial-harassment-settlement.html

Image: Screengrab of Original "Compton Cookout" event (+ another similarly themed event). (2010, February 19). Retrieved from https://stopracismucsd.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/screengrab-of-original-compton-cookout-event-another-similarly-themed-event/

Date

2010-02-15

Coverage

2010

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