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When a Fight is not a Fight

Published Mar 31




When UCSC students shut down traffic on Highway 17 in early March, media coverage was intense.

When UCSC students shut down traffic on Hwy seventeen in early March, media coverage was intense.

But when a gay male student was brutalized at Kresge College on Feb. 7—leaving him with a dislocated hip, a fractured jaw, broken knuckles, a shattered wrist, and a concussion—it slipped by without much discussion.


«“Something like this does not typically happen at UC Santa Cruz, so I think everyone was a bit shocked by it.”
»
A lot of students were frustrated that the bulletin did not specify what was obvious to those who knew the details of the attack—that the student was beaten because he is gay.

UCSC’s spokesperson Scott Hernandez-Jason says that the university regularly re-evaluates its diversity programming.


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