UC San Diego Satire Paper Chock-Full Of Racial Epithets

The University of California-San Diego's student humor publication, the Koala, has come under fire for its latest issue, which tries to lampoon recent racially charged events on campus.

The UC Regent Live(blog) summarizes the issue's questionable content:

The newest issue satirizes the demands issued by the BSU [Black Students Union] in the recent weeks, by introducing a mock program-the Coalition of Outreach and Opportunity for Negro Students, or C.O.O.N.S for short. The "program" proposes such things as "Special All Black Housing" and "Special Classes Just 4 U!" including "SOC20N: Blame it on Whitey" and "Swimming 101: It's not actually that deep!

This latest incident is the the Koala's second collision with controversy in a month. In late February, UCSD's student television channel had its funding frozen after a Koala-produced spot mocking Black History Month aired.

Former Koala editors issued a response to the funding freeze in UCSD's student paper.

An excerpt from the issue, which is availabe in PDF here.