SAN JOSE (KCBS)— With race relations taking the spotlight at San Jose State University and this week’s passing of Nelson Mandela, a former judge says his life and legacy can be applied to the recent alleged hate crimes on campus.
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.READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
Cordell traveled to South Africa in 1988 for the country’s first human rights conference.
“I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela because he was in prison. I did spend time with his lawyer who was a phenomenal man,” she said.