"Black History Month" Party & Koala Interview

Title

"Black History Month" Party & Koala Interview

Description

At 7:30pm, SRTV aired a segment in which Muir College junior Yelena Akopian interviewed three students who planned to throw a similar "Black History Month" party. The students went on air complaining about the protests and defending their party as protected by the First Amendment.

"After the initial three guys left, the Koala made the topic Black History Month, and they started doing a show that was normal for Koala TV standards," [SRTV manager-in training Panham Morini] said. Over the course of the show, Koala members made controversial comments, linking HIV to sexuality and race, and attacking black protesters of the Cookout (Chen, 2010).

Source

Chen, A. (2010, February 22). Cookout, Koala TV broadcast provoke student outrage. The UCSD Guardian, 42 (35). Retrieved from https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb6485918s
Image: Wu, Kevin (Photographer). (2010, February 22). In Campus Reacts to Racial Slur. The UCSD Guardian, 42(35), p1. Retrieved from https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb6485918s

Date

2010-02-18

Coverage

2010

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