LOS ANGELES—Yet another case of discrimination against a student because of race was reported to UCPD on Sunday morning. Sophomore Shaneequa Evans was walking back to the dorms from the corner of Strathmore and Gayley when a 20-25 year old Caucasian male of medium build appeared to taunt her by waving a KFC chicken leg outside the window of his car, shouting “come and get it, come and get it” repeatedly until law enforcement officials took him into custody.
The UCLA Chancellor was unusually outspoken about this incident, claiming “zero tolerance” for such hate crimes. He went on to say that he would be officially changing his name to Gene Black in a move of solidarity for the victim. The Center for the Rights of Ethnic Minorities applauded this decision, labeling it the “most effective way to combat racism in this day and age,” while the African American Students Association hailed it as “the most definitive step the Chancellor has taken to end discrimination thus far.”
Shaneequa Evans was unavailable for comment. ♦