An African-American San Jose State University student who said he was the victim of hate crimes by his dorm mates has filed a $5 million claim against the university and other parties.
A bill introduced by a Democratic lawmaker would prohibit the sale of Confederate flags on California state property.
Officials at an East Bay private school are apologizing after a controversial lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month.
Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell is leading an independent review of a recent incident on campus, where four white freshmen are accused of racially abusing an African-American dorm mate.
The state attorney general’s office says the number of hate crimes reported in California declined about 12 percent last year and has dropped by more than a third over the last decade.
Two years before recent hate-crime allegations as San Jose State University, African-American students had reported incidents of racist treatment on campus to administrators in a study that was never published.
While civil rights groups are calling for four San Jose State University students to be charged with felonies over their alleged racial harassment and abuse of their dorm-mate, Santa Clara County prosecutors are standing by the misdemeanor charges filed.
San Jose State University’s president is taking personal responsibility for the terrorizing of an African-American student in a campus dorm.
A fourth student was suspended Friday from San Jose State University in the wake of alleged hate crimes by white students against a black student at a residence hall, a university spokeswoman said.
Three white San Jose State University students have been charged with a hate crime for allegedly abusing a freshman roommate who is black.